If you are a Beatles fan going to Liverpool this month (or thereafter), you are in luck!
The Beatles Story, the museum that is (according to its website) "the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles," will be exhibiting a rare and "unseen" notebook once owned by Fab Four tour manager Mal Evans. The notebook contains handwritten Paul McCartney (draft) lyrics of "Hey Jude" and "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band," and George Harrison studio recording notes as well. There are also important doodles and drawings, like the drumhead design for Sgt.Pepper, showing a clear evolution of imagery and creativity between 1967-1968. In fact, the notebook contains inclusions from all four members of The Beatles.
Stephen Maycock, Consultant Specialist in Beatles Memorabilia, states: “Mal’s notebook is a unique document, covering as it does such an important period in the career of the most important band in pop music history. It provides a fascinating insight into the Beatles’ creative process and shows just how close Mal was to that”.