Malcolm Frederick "Mal" Evans (May 27, 1935 - January 5, 1976) 
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'6th Beatle' Mal Evans Killed in Los Angeles 
   by Patrick Snyder and Dolores Ziebarth 
Rolling Stone #206 (February 12, 1976) mal
Evans had also contracted to produce a new group called Natural Gas, made up of Joey Molland (formerly of Badfinger), ex-Humble Pie Jerry Shirley, ex-Rare Bird David Kaffinetti and Mark Clarke (formerly of Uriah Heep). The group had not signed with any label, but was scheduled to record January 5th. 
cover: David Bowie 
Rolling Stone #206 (February 12, 1976) cover