When not pondering The Beatles, Michael X. Savvas has had to work. Case in point: he worked as a university lecturer for 10 years in South Australia. In this time, he managed to slip in a series of language lessons from The Beatles and teach prisoners at Mobilong Prison about John Lennon’s creative power.
He wrote a regular column for The Adelaide Review, called ‘Good Country’, and now works as an editor and writer. He edited a book for George Harrison’s sister Lou and made Eric Idle laugh by stating that The Rutles’ ‘Doubleback Alley’ was a superior song to ‘Penny Lane’. He wasn’t joking.