Former Apple Records Exec, Witness to Beatles' Rooftop Concert, Ken Mansfield Dies

Via Best Classic Bands:

Ken Mansfield, a longtime record label executive, including serving as U.S. manager for The Beatles’ Apple Records, died Nov. 17, 2022. His death, at age 85, was announced by former Apple assistant, Chris O’Dell, in a Facebook post. 

...In 2018, Mansfield wrote a book, The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert. Publisher Post Hill Press described it as “a touching and comprehensive look back on one of rock ’n’ roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles’ monumental rooftop concert.”

As the U.S. manager of Apple, Mansfield was on the scene in the days, weeks, and months leading up to the event.

In The Roof, Mansfield “shares his insights into what brought The Beatles up onto that cold windswept roof and why one of the greatest bands of all time left it all on the stage that day,” said the announcement. It continued: “The Roof offers a unique view of that day through crafted personal stories, a look at the fascinating cast of characters surrounding the Beatles at the time, and an account of the events…of January 30th, 1969, but also a gentle and deep understanding of the smallest nuances of that day.”