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Overview (3)

Born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (lung cancer)
Nickname Nell

Mini Bio (1)

Neil Aspinall was born on October 13, 1941 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales. He was a producer, known for Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (1999), The Beatles Anthology (1995) and Let It Be (1970). He was married to Susan (Suzy) Mary Ornstein. He died on March 23, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Susan (Suzy) Mary Ornstein (30 August 1968 - 23 March 2008) (his death) (5 children)

Trivia (11)

Studied to be an accountant
Remains the managing director of Apple and, together with his wife, Suzanne Ornstein, is a director of Standby Films Ltd.
Attended Liverpool Institute with Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Was The Beatles's driver since 1960 and became their road manager (with Mal Evans) when they started touring until 1966.
Daughter, Gayla Aspinall, helped produce The Beatles Anthology (1995).
Usually played the "heavy" during Beatles tours, telling the press and backstage visitors when it was time for them to leave. (The band's code word that they were getting tired was "cripples", from the countless handicapped fans brought to meet them after shows.).
The character "Norm" in A Hard Day's Night (1964) was loosely based on Aspinall. "Shake" was likewise based on Mal Evans, the Beatles's other road manager.
Often dubbed "The Fifth Beatle".
During WWII, his parents were evacuated from Liverpool to Wales, where he was born.
He played background instruments on some Beatles tracks, and was part of the chorus for "Yellow Submarine".
Father of Pete Best's half-brother, Roag.

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