Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Beatles' NEMS/Apple employee's memoir to be expanded



The book “Who's the Redhead on the Roof?: My Life with the Beatles” by NEMS and Apple Records employee Kevin Harrington, who worked his way up from being an office boy for Brian Epstein at NEMS to later become responsible for the Beatles equipment, will be expanded to include an extra chapter, Axel Korinth, one of the authors of the book “a is for Apple,” has told us.

The new chapter will add his experiences during the Concert For Bangla Desh. The book will also be illustrated with photos of Harrington both with and without the Beatles and include pictures of rare documents and other memorabilia.

"In 1968 I was invited to be in a unique and privileged position in the world of popular music. I was to look after the equipment of the biggest band in the world, The Beatles," Harrington writes in the book. "I know it was unique and a privilege because only one other person had done the job before me, his name was Mal Evans and he was the Beatles’ Roadie. Over the past 40 odd years since the Beatles split up there have been countless books published on the band. I can’t add anything new to their story, I can only tell mine."

Only 500 numbered copies will be issued worldwide and the first 250 copies will include a special professional photographic art print of the Beatles during the Apple rooftop concert with Kevin in the picture. The cost is 26.50 Euros ($28.14 USD). You can order it here.