You may not recognize Mal Evans' name, but you've definitely heard his work. The Beatles' road manager frequently lent a hand on recordings he sounded an alarm clock on "A Day in the Life," banged a hammer on "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and struck a cow bell on "With A Little Help From My Friends" and his diary, made public in 2005, provided deep insight into the famed musicians' daily routines. After the band broke up, Evans moved to Los Angeles and began working on a memoir about his time with the Beatles. On January 5, 1976 police officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute at his apartment. Evans, who reportedly was on drugs, threatened them with a gun and was shot and killed. His cremated remains were sent to his family in England, but they got lost in the mail.
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