Knowledge Identifier: +Ken_Mansfield
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1937.
Countries: United States (60%), United Kingdom (20%), Canada (10%)
Linked to: San Diego State University, The Beach Boys, The Beatles
Since the 1960s, Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Don Ho, the Imperials, Tompall Glaser, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, Ray Stevens, Jackie Lomax, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, Claudine Longet and Jessi Colter
In his position as an Apple executive and personal liaison for the Beatles between the UK and US, Mansfield was among a handful of eyewitnesses to join The Beatles as they performed their legendary last-ever gig on the rooftop of their London headquarters on January 30, 1969, which was captured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, "Let It Be"
Mansfield's five-year producer tenure with the Outlaws started in 1973 with the track "We Had It All" from the classic Waylon Jennings album, "Honky Tonk Heroes"
Facing insurmountable debt, he was financially and spiritually broken when he arrived in Nashville in 1984
In 2018, Mansfield published two books with Post Hill Press, the novel, "Philco" on May 29, 2018, and "The Roof: The Beatles' Finale Concert" on November 13, 2018