Neil Aspinall Bio Details

Full name

Neil Stanley Aspinall

Also known as

Mr X






Date of birth

13 Oct 1941

Birth place

Prestatyn, Wales, UK

Date of death:

24 Mar 2008

Place of death

New York, New York, USA


Music Manager

Chief Executive Officer (Finished 2007)


Liverpool Institute for Boys, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom (1953 - 1959)

The Fab Five

Aspinall is often referred to as the fifth Beatle.  Starting out as the groups' friend and road manager, he became their manager, and then when Apple Corps was set up, he became Chief Executive, specialising in protecting the Beatles' trademark and copyright.

Loyal to the end

Aspinall was immensely loyal to the Beatles and their secrets.  It was hoped that he might write a tell all memoir before his death in 2008, but it was not to be.  He took his secrets to the grave.

the Fifth Beatle can be heard...

Aspinall wasn't always only behind the scenes.  His musical contributions can be heard with him playing tamboura on "Within You Without You", playing harmonica on "Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite", playing percussion on "Magical Mystery Tour", and in the chorus on "Yellow Submarine".

Neil Aspinall

Head of Apple Corps formed by The Beatles
Neil Aspinall

Relationship History

Suzy Aspinall


4 children together

30 Aug 1968

Mona Best


1 child together

affair from about 1961

Neil Aspinall Children

Gayla Aspinall


Gayla Aspinall

with Suzy Aspinall

Dhara Aspinall


Dhara Aspinall

with Suzy Aspinall

Mandy Aspinall


Mandy Aspinall

with Suzy Aspinall

Julian Aspinall


Julian Aspinall

with Suzy Aspinall

Roag Best


Roag Best

with Mona Best

Neil Aspinall Family

Neil Aspinall's children:

Neil Aspinall's son is Roag Best Neil Aspinall's daughter is Gayla Aspinall Neil Aspinall's daughter is Dhara Aspinall Neil Aspinall's daughter is Mandy Aspinall Neil Aspinall's son is Julian Aspinall

Neil Aspinall's current partners:

Neil Aspinall's wife was Suzy Aspinall

Neil Aspinall's former partners:

Neil Aspinall had an affair with Mona Best

Neil Aspinall's in laws:

Neil Aspinall's father in law is Bud Ornstein

Neil Aspinall FameChain Links

The Beatles : Legendary Sixties pop band

1959 - 2007

Other people in this association:

Paul McCartney 1959

George Harrison

John Lennon