Thursday, March 13, 2008

Breakfast with Ken Mansfield or

Ken Mansfield heads up Good Friday Breakfast on March 21

Grammy-winning producer, author, record executive and former U.S. Manager of the Beatles' Apple Records label, Ken Mansfield is heading up this year's Annual Good Friday Men's Breakfast in Parsippany, NJ on Friday, March 21. The breakfast will take place at the Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Road, in Parsippany. The two-hour event starts at 7:30 a.m. and is hosted by The Men of Jacksonville Chapel. The cost is $25 a person.

Mansfield has worked with some of the biggest giants in the rock 'n roll and the country music genres. As the U.S. manager of the Apple Records label, he was invited by his bosses, The Beatles to be among only a handful of eyewitnesses to catch their last-ever gig on the rooftop of their London headquarters on January 30, 1969. He was a loyal employee and companion to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr both during the band years and well after their breakup in 1970. He was present when they composed some of their most enduring tunes. He worked on the marketing, promotion and production of dozens of top-selling artists, such as the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, The Band, Judy Garland, The Four Freshmen, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, David Cassidy, Dolly Parton and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Mansfield was also a major player in country music in the 1970s as producer of choice of the groundbreaking Outlaw movement, whose impact is still felt in the genre to this very day.

The Beatles adventure and Ken Mansfield's personal “long and winding road” to salvation form an intriguing central testimony theme. His openness about his rise and fall from the heights of fame and decadence into the loving and forgiving arms of a real savior breaks down barriers for the unbelievers and instills new faith into the lives of struggling believers, making this breakfast a special feast.

For more information on the Jacksonville Chapel's Annual Good Friday Men's Breafast, call (973) 334-6657 or visit to register online.