Beatles ‘fixer’ leaves £7 million in will

Details of Neil Aspinall's finances emerge

Neil Aspinall, The Beatles‘ personal assistant and financial expert, left nearly £7 million in his will.

Aspinall, who died of lung cancer in March 2008, ran the band’s business empire for 40 years.

He originally met Paul McCartney and George Harrison at school in Liverpool, and became The Beatles roadie in 1961.

His initial wage was £1 per hour.

As The Beatles‘ fame grew, Aspinall took on a more financial role and eventually became head of Apple – a position he held until shortly before his death. Although not strictly a musician, he played harmonica on ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’ and sang backing vocals on ‘Yellow Submarine’.

The Times reports that Aspinall left a net estate of £6,947,818.

The money has been left in a trust, with the income going to his widow Suzy.