Interview with Ken Mansfield
Meet Ken Mansfield, one of the few very select people who actually witnessed the final rooftop concert of the Beatles on that fateful day, January 30th, 1969.
On this episode of “The Business Side of Music”, Ken shares with us how he got there, what led up to that final performance, and what the Beatles were like to work with.
Ken is the former U.S. Manager of Apple Records, a high-ranking executive for several record labels, songwriter, the author of seven books and a Grammy and Dove Award winning album producer. 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, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, and Jessie Colter. In the 1970s, he helped popularize the Outlaw movement in country music by producing Waylon Jennings’ number one album, “Are You Ready for the Country” as well as the crossover number-one hit “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter.
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