Paul McCartney with Mal Evans (left) vs. Faul (right).
Mal went to Kenya with Faul in November 1966, by the way, another "interesting" story. Mal recounted a story in his diaries in which he want to Nice, France in which "Paul" left without his passport & wasn't recognized at a night club: McCartney “sailed through immigration with no passport, but they were refused entry to the hotel restaurant because they didn't look the part."
After the Magical Mystery Tour recordings, Evans flew to Nice with McCartney to film The Fool on the Hill film clip, although McCartney had set off without luggage or a passport. McCartney got past customs by saying “You know who I am”, but he and Evans were not allowed into the hotel restaurant in Nice because they, “didn't look the part”, and had to eat dinner in Evans’ room. Because the money they had with them had been spent on clothes, and NEMS was supposed to send them more, they arranged for credit over two nights in a nightclub: "We took advantage of our credit standing, as money had still not arrived from England. News about Paul's [McCartney] visit to the club the previous night had spread, and the place was jammed. Now Paul, being a generous sort of person, had built up quite a bar bill, when the real manager of the club arrived demanding that we pay immediately. On explaining who Paul was and what had happened, he answered, 'You either pay the bill, or I call the police.' It certainly looked like we were going to get thrown in jail. It was ironical, sitting in a club with a millionaire, unable to pay the bill."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal_Evans
Paul vs. Faul in Kenya (both 1966):
Another interesting tidbit, Mal said he wrote "Fixing a Hole" with "Paul." From his diaries:
January 27, 1967: “Sgt. Pepper. Started writing song with Paul upstairs in his room, he on piano... Did a lot more of “where the rain comes in” [a lyric from “Fixing a Hole”]. Hope people like it.”
February 1, 1967: “Sergeant Pepper” sounds good. Paul tells me that I will get royalties on the song...”
February 2, 1967: “Recording voices on Captain Pepper. All six of us doing the chorus in the middle, worked until about midnight.”
“Mal Evans,” http://www.reference.com/browse/Mal_Evans
Evans was a guest on the radio show, “Full Circle” on KCSN in Northridge, California in November 1975. He reiterated that he wrote “Fixing a Hole” as well as “Sgt. Pepper” with McCartney. Evans never received any royalties.
[“Mal Evans,” http://www.reference.com/browse/Mal_Evans]
[Radio show available for download here]
I tried to use the Freedom of Information Act to get information from the FBI about Mal Evans' death, but I was unsuccessful. After I proved Mal Evans was dead, they wanted him to sign a release. So much for the Obama's policy of complying with FOIA requests!
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