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Brian Epstein

Brian Samuel Epstein (19 September 1934 27 August 1967), was an English music entrepreneur, best known for being the manager of The Beatles until his death in 1967. He had also served as manager for Cilla Black, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J.

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Brian Epstein is the one that made The Beatles were matching suits and haircuts.
While in Britain, Brian Epstein didn't want to give up the fact that John was married, just so the girls wouldn't lose hope to be with him.
“9 November 1961: Brian Epstein, along with his assistant Alistair Taylor, went to see The Beatles...”
On this day in Music History. Brian Epstein meets The Beatles for the first time. The Liverpool retailer and...
I feel like 'Brian Epstein hears the Beatles for the first time' should be an international holiday
1961 - Brian Epstein goes to the Cavern in Liverpool, ...
Brian Epstein and Alistair Taylor went to see the Beatles play at the Cavern on today's date in 1961 >>
Nonetheless, manager Brian Epstein were ready to finalize the renewal of The Beatles' contract with EMI, which happened in February 1967.
Jon Epstein, Tim Shaffer, Brian Litt and Jenn Hartt at the & Medical Device Event
9 Nov 1961 Brian Epstein first saw the Beatles live, a lunchtime show at the Cavern
Brian Epstein discovered at the Cavern Club on this day in 1961
Brian Epstein first saw The Beatles play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1961
Today in 1961, after inundated with requests for their songs, Brian Epstein went to a lunchtime gig to see The Beatles at The Cavern.
This day in 1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time at The Cavern. The rest is history.
This day in 1966, fans protested outside Brian Epstein's house demanding the the Beatles perform more live concerts!
Brian Epstein watched the Beatles perform at the Cavern for the first time, 1961.
1961 - Ontdekking van The Beatles door Brian Epstein in de Cavern Club in Liverpool.
yeah I heard that he had some sort of relations with their mgr Brian Epstein
Today In Beatles History (December 9, 1962): Brian Epstein takes George Martin to the Cavern to see the Beatles live for the first time.
Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Brian Epstein reading a newspaper in Miami, 1964.
Today in 1964 Ringo Starr and Brian Epstein were judges for talent contest Beat Time For Oxfan at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.
Before Julian was born, John and Cynthia kept their marriage secret because Brian Epstein didn't want the girl fans to find out.
Event: On September 19, 1934, The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was born at 4 Rodney Street in Liverpool, England
Years before the Beatles, Paul's father, Jim McCartney, bought his first piano from Harry Epstein (Beatle manager Brian Epstein's father).
If you knew anything about Darryl Dawkins, you knew he would go out on the anniversary of Brian Epstein's death.
1967] Gone before his time: Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles is found dead from an overdose of sleeping...
Beatles Autographs - Neal D posted a photo: Rare set of Beatles autographs including that of Brian Epstein at the ...
In 1964, Beatles manager Brian Epstein met Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker for the first time, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Brian Epstein was John Lennon's Best Man when he married Cynthia Powell exactly 49 years ago today.
On Aug. 16, 1962, Ringo Starr joined the Beatles after drummer Pete Best was fired by Beatles manager Brian Epstein. h…
Cant believe Cilla Black has died, Brian Epstein would have been devastated on this day
Lionel Bart, Alun Owen and Beatles manager Brian Epstein at the Cavern Club, January 1964
Today in 1966, Beatles fans demonstrated outside Brian Epstein's house demanding the band play more live concerts!
Didn't Brian Epstein want the album cover to be a brown paper bag rather than Peter Blake's collage?
June 2nd, 1965 --- George Harrison and manager Brian Epstein attend the premiere of Beatle director Richard Lester…
Met with Frieda Kelly last night on her documentary as only fan club prez & Brian Epstein's secy.
"Brian Epstein's house, 1967. makes life bearable
NEMS Enterprises, Brian Epstein's management company, announced yesterday that Ringo and his wife Maureen are expecting their first child.
The musical leadership of the Beatles passed from John to Paul with the death of Brian Epstein, but Lennon always remained the true leader.
Brian Epstein talking to Gerry Marsden on a Merseybeat special at Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham 1963
Brian Epstein's biggest contribution to the Beatles' legacy was his brilliant idea to buy followers.
Like, when the Beatles went to Hamburg, they followed and unfollowed thousands of Germans until Brian Epstein said, "These guys are good!"
Agree with you that there's no consistency to Blue Plaque populism. Example, FM rather than more influential Brian Epstein?
:: THE BEATLES ::. . Responding to the press regarding the death of Brian Epstein. . .
Some troll from a ghetto park who is smarter than Theo Epstein and Brian Sabean.
George Harrison with Brian Epstein during the recording of "Rain" and "Paperback Writer" promo clips, 1966.
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"Yesterday, 44 years ago (27 September, 1966) Brian Epstein was wheeled to the hospital for an overdose on prescription drugs"
no, Brian Epstein was in creed. Don't you do any research?
"The chief feature of all things Beatle is that they are unprecedented.". -Brian Epstein (A Cellar Full of Noise, 1964)
The Who, and the How: Story about the Who's managers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, like Brian Epstein and the Beatles
Foto: mrepstein: Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney photographed by Robert Freeman at the EMI...
Today In Music History January 27th: On this day 1956, Elvis Presley's single, 'Heartbreak Hotel' was released by RCA Records, who had just purchased Presley's contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would eventually sell over a million, becoming Elvis' first Gold record. 1958, Little Richard entered The Oakwood Theological College in Huntsville, where he was ordained as a seventh day Adventist Minister. 1961, Frank Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Martin Luther King. 1962, The Beatles appeared at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. The group had played here many times before but this was their last performance at the venue. Brian Epstein became infuriated when the promoter paid The Beatles' fee (£15 pounds) with handfuls of loose change. Epstein took this as an insult to the group, and made sure that The Beatles never played for that promoter (Brian Kelly) again. 1966, The Overlanders were at No.1 on the UK singles ...
Breaking Eppy News: After a "Long and Winding Road" which at times has been like riding a "Helter Skelter" !! But now "Team Eppy" find themselves so close to their goal now. It will be announced in the media soon, who will be appearing on the bill for "The Statue 4 Eppy Concert" at The Epstein Theatre" on Saturday 28th Feb - I am pleased to announce, as I know this much at least, that the song and video dedicated to Brian Epstein, entitled "Our Friend" WILL make its PREMIERE on the night at the end of the show. Liverpool will be the FIRST PEOPLE across the World, to see what will be available Worldwide from Monday 2nd March, when the song is released to help raise the funds needed to help erect a statue in Liverpool City Centre, in honour of Mr. Epstein. Watch out for the Liverpool Echo the next few days, to find out who is on the bill. Tickets are available at £20 for a very special one of night of musical history, make sure you get your ticket before it's too late, available from or simply call 0844-8 ...
A young John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, before Brian Epstein
Vivek Tiwary gives a fabulous presentation on his Brian Epstein & hus bio GN the 5th Beatle at the Core Club
Foto: mrepstein: George Harrison, Brian Epstein and John Lennon at a reception at the British Embassy in...
."They get, you know, whatever they want from their earnings, and their earnings go into their own company."Brian Epstein
not sure why Brian Epstein was there bopping his head? Maybe he liked the look of them?😏
1961 - Manager Brian Epstein meets with Decca represen... -
"He may be late, but he'll be very clean." - George Harrison, talking about Paul McCartney to Brian Epstein, in their 1st meeting.
Brian was a beautiful guy, Brian Epstein
The signed their contract with Brian Epstein on 1 October 1962. Start of big time! via
and Brian Epstein is straight up hufflepuff.
Beatles manager "Brian Epstein" first saw the Beatles on November 9th 1961.
Birthplace of Beatles manager marked with plaque - Liverpool Confidential
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Kickstart appeal for plaque at Brian Epstein's birthplace at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool.
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Birthplace of manager Epstein to be marked with plaque | Culture | Liverpool Confidential
28 days! is Brian Epstein, a LHP from Austin, TX. Epstein, a St. Michael's alum spent last season at Clarendon College in Clarendon, TX
recently read a graphic novel on Brian Epstein. Was brilliant. Never knew much about him TBH. Great book.
50 years ago today, Sid Bernstein called Brian Epstein to propose that the Beatles play at Shea Stadium later...
Simon Cowell is a pretty sharp guy, but he's no Brian Epstein. It's backstage where the magic happens
inscribed message to Brian Epstein on the inside cover of 'A Spaniard In The Works' published in 1965.
boys delivered to Freeman’s music shop in East London.Jimmy Savile, Joe Meeks and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein
well you can really tell how much of a mess the Beatles were in without Brian Epstein if you go and watch Magical Mystery Tour
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Rock and Roll Almanac for December 23 Today's Rock and Roll Birthdays Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is 58. Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is 74. Mott the Hoople guitarist Ariel Bender is 68. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and Stealers Wheel under his given name, Luther Grosvenor. King Crimson frontman Adrian Belew is 65. Iron Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy is 73. Sha Na Na singer Johnny Contardo is 63. Today in Rock History In 1957 Chuck Berry's "Rock & Roll Music" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart. Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" broke into both the Top 40 chart and the country chart. In 1959 Frankie Avalon's "Why" hit number one on the Billboard pop chart. In 1961 Beatles manager Brian Epstein brought a Decca Records representative to hear the band perform at the Cavern Club. Their show earned them a formal audition for the company in London the following month. In 1964 The Beach Boys made their first appearance on "Shindig!," performing "Dance, Dance, Da . ...
“The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Neil Aspinall I wonder what move they're planning next?!
"I Am the Walrus" was the first studio recording made after the death of the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein in August 196…
December 13, Happy Birthday wishes go out to our Drummer, Jim Beebe!!! Today is 12/13/14. That wont happen again for 100 years! -ATP Today in Beatles History 1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein. 1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House. 1976 - Wings' "Wings Over America" was certified Gold by the RIAA.
ON THIS DAY IN ROCK AND MUSIC: NOVEMBER 3 1955, Elvis Presley's first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two songs ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ had been purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Elvis was described by his new record company as 'The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.' More on Elvis Presley 1956, Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of 'Singing The Blues', which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts. Two other charting versions of the song were released almost simultaneously with Mitchell's, one by UK singer Tommy Steele (with the Steelmen) and the other by US country singer Marty Robbins. 1961, Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager. John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best arrived late for the 4pm meeting, (they had been drinking at the Grapes pub in Matthew Street), but Paul McCartney was not with them, ...
Without Suge Knight there'd be no Tupac, without Brian Epstein there'd be no Beatles, without Dame Dash there'd be no JayZ
This Day In Music: October 28th 1956, Elvis Presley made his second appearance on US TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, where the host presents him with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender’. 1957, After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance. 1958, Buddy Holly appeared on *** Clark's American Bandstand, where he lip-synched ‘It's So Easy’ and ‘Heartbeat’. It would be Holly's last major TV appearance. 1961, Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promised to investigate further. 1962, The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Cr ...
Happening Today! looks like fun Award-winning musical biography of Beatles comes to Campbell on October 20; The Heritage Theatre in Campbell on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. The Milpitas HS String Quartet will perform with the show. Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road Tickets are $35 - $45 and may be purchased online at by phone at (408) 866-2700, by fax at (408) 866-2730, by mail or in person at the box office. The box office hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The Heritage Theatre is located at Campbell Community Center at 1 W. Campbell Avenue Campbell 95008. There is ample free parking. The show is appropriate for all ages.
Sheridan Smith is absolutely brilliant in Cilla obviously but Ed Stoppard is phenomenal as Brian Epstein too
Brian Epstein, Cynthia Lennon, and Paul McCartney photographed by a swimming pool. ❤️
On This Day in 1964: Brian Epstein barred from party. "Your names not on list" snarls rent a cop
Go and see the fabulous in Epstein - play about Beatles' manager Brian Epstein at Leicester Square Theatre…
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY 19, 1964: The Beatles kick off first U.S. tour at San Francisco's Cow Palace The Beatles took America by storm during their famous first visit, wowing the millions who watched them during their historic television appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. But after the first great rush of stateside Beatlemania, the Beatles promptly returned to Europe, leaving their American fans to make do with mere records. By late summer of that same year, however, having put on an unprecedented and still unmatched display of pop-chart dominance during their absence, the Beatles finally returned. On August 19, 1964, more than six months after taking the East Coast by storm, the Fab Four traveled to California to take the stage at the Cow Palace in San Francisco for opening night of their first-ever concert tour of North America. Although in retrospect it would seem a laughable underestimation of their drawing power in America, Beatles' manager Brian Epstein chose venues like the 17,00 ...
(June 3, 1964) when Ringo collapsed from tonsillitis, Brian Epstein and George Martin produce Jimmy Nicol as his replacement.
Today in Rock August Fourteenth Featured Artist Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden’s “Down On The Upside” is certified platinum (one million copies sold). The album was released only two months earlier. 1996 1940's David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash is born. Prior to CSN, Crosby was a founding member of the Byrds. 1941 1950's The Replacements Slim Dunlap is born. He joins the group in '87. 1951 Reading all the negative press regarding Elvis Presley prompts a guy in Washington, D.C. to start the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley. Unfortunately, the Society is unable to help Presley’s film career which is the greatest cruelty of all. 1956 1960's The Beatles The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison fire their drummer Pete Best, though it’s manager Brian Epstein who does the dirty work. Ringo Starr steps in. The Beatles line-up is complete. Best had been with the group for two years. 1962 "Help!" is the song in the U.S. It’s also the title track of The . ...
OMG! Just seen my mate wow as Brian Epstein! Amazing play - amazing support from was right - great play!
Trying to get a snooze in before takes to the stage as Brian Epstein.v excited says it's a top show!
George Harrison & Pattie Boyd at their wedding with the best men, Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney (this day 1966) htt…
Nominated for an Emmy today. Grateful to PBS, Need to Know, John Larson, Brian Epstein,Alexandra Nikolchev,...
Various Music Events On July 3 July 3, 1953: Calypso singing sensation Harry Belafonte appears on the cover of Ebony with Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, who star in his latest film -- notable as the first time white and black Americans were featured together on a US magazine cover. July 3, 1956: Returning to Memphis after his disastrous Steve Allen Show appearance, Elvis Presley meets Gene Vincent at Pennsylvania Station in New York and congratulates him on his success with the Elvis soundalike hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula." July 3, 1965: Marking the end of an era, TV singing cowboy Roy Rogers bids farewell to his trusty horse, Trigger, who passed away at the ripe old age of 33. The animal is stuffed and put in Rogers' museum. July 3, 1967: Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises, who are handling the Monkees' first UK tour, hold a party for the group at London's Speakeasy Club, featuring Beatles John, Paul and George along with their girlfriends/wives. Also in attendance: Dusty Springfield, The Who, Procol Harum, Manfred M ...
Brian Epstein was honored by the UK Heritage Foundation with a "Blue Plaque" on the site that housed the London offices of his NEMS Enterprises company from 1964 until shortly after his death in 1967. At the ceremony, a statement by The Fifth Beatle writer / producer Vivek J. Tiwary was read by Vicki Michelle: "Brian Epstein orchestrated and protected the Beatles’ legacy with a passion and persistence unprecedented in the history of rock and roll. Thanks to his efforts, the world was given the Beatles—and pop music was soon elevated into an art form. But totally apart from The Beatles and the business, Brian Epstein’s story filled me with hope and possibility, in much the same way I suspect the Beatles did for him. I was once a misfit kid of Indian origin, running around New York City’s lower east side in the 1990’s, dreaming about writing graphic novels and producing Broadway musicals, concerned that my dreams were impossible, and I too unlikely a person to realize them. Then Brian Epstein’s ...
Tributes to Brian Epstein read out at the celebration lunch yesterday Paul McCartney: I know Brian would have been very proud to think that he had earned a Blue Plaque in the West End of London. He played a very important role in guiding the career of us Beatles and more than that he was a lovely man whose friendship we all valued and who I will always remember with great fondness. Congratulations, Brian. Love from Paul McCartney. Ringo Starr: He started like we did. He didn't know the game, neither did we, really. We knew how to play, and he tidied us up and moved us on. He ran a record shop in his father's furniture company, heard about us, or heard about them, I wasn't even with them then; he went down to the Cavern and decided to be a manager. And he was very good. Love and peace. Ringo George Martin: Brian Epstein and I were very good friends from the word go, and we liked each other a lot. We sort of ran The Beatles together but he left the music to me and gave me enormous encouragement. The Beatles ...
Press Release on the Brian Epstein plaque unveiling: Just a reminder that the Beatles Coffee Shop is one of the 'Fab Four Partners' of Brian Epstein - the Man that Made the Beatles and that we are offering you £5 off tickets for the previews. To claim your discount use the code fabpartner1404 when booking. EPSTEIN ACTOR Andrew Lancel ‘HONOURED’ TO UNVEIL Blue Plaque TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF BEATLES’ MANAGER _ TV and stage actor Andrew Lancel joined special guests in London yesterday (Sunday, 29 June), to unveil a prestigious Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque to celebrate the life of Beatles’ Manager, Brian Epstein. The invite was particular poignant for the Southport actor who resumes the role of Brian in the play Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, when the production opens in London’s West End at the end of July. The Blue Plaque was unveiled at Sutherland House, 5/6 Argyll Street, next door to the London Palladium. This was the base of Epstein's company NEMS Enterprises, which occupied offices . ...
Another sold out show, this time it was at Jesters in Chester NY. I wanna thank Walt Popailo for putting it together. I wanna thank *** & Fred for once again crushin on stage, and bein the dear friends that they are. I wanna thank my manager Russell Best who has been my Brian Epstein. I wanna thank Kevin James for givin me "a break" I wanna thank Lucy, Michael, & Victoria for keeping me humble Most of all I wanna thank my fans, the greatest fans a comedian could ask for. The loyalty and love I've been getting is truly heartfelt. I don't know what the future has in store for me, but as long as u guys are with me, I'm ready for whatever comes my way 😘
Brian Epstein was the cutest Beatle real talk... too bad he liked dudes.
Brian Epstein, Neil Aspinall, Ringo Starr, a local optician, John Lennon and George Harrison selecting some new glasses inside the Tokyo Hilton, 1966. Photos by Robert Whitaker.
"Ringo Starr and Brian Epstein arrive at Sydney airport. The pair missed the early part of the Beatles’ Australian tour because Ringo had his tonsils out, 14 June 1964. Sydney Morning Herald. Picture by FRANK BURKE"
QUESTION OF THE DAY!: JUNE 10TH, 2014 By TBU Editor - Albert Pritchard. Derek Taylor, who had worked with Brian Epstein and The Beatles, became the publicist of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in June of 1967. Tom Wilkes was hired as art director, David Wheeler as head of security. A Board of Governors was established that consisted of: Donovan; *** Jagger; Jim McGuinn; Terry Melcher; Andrew Loog Oldham; Alan Pariser; Johnny Rivers; Smokey Robinson; Brian Wilson, John Phillips and Lou Adler and. Which BEATLE? Answer Tomorrow Same Beatle Time (If Possible) and Station! Yesterday's Question: "Funny, really, 'cause I'd never thought of it, but being middle-aged and old takes up most of your time, doesn't it?" Where is this quote from, Who said it, and Who was it said too? Congratulations to Bernie Oliver (on both pages), Hetty Cassutto Haden, Linda Eleanor Rigby Robbins, Tim Gallagher, Heather Conway, Joyce Maie, Joanne Di Palma Bartley, Kelly Mccartney, Marie Henke, Rosanne Donow, Lindsey Por ...
- concerning Brian Epstein's influence on The Beatles' interactions with the press
Just watched the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of awesome!! Cathie Sophia White jimmy would love watching KISS get many great artists and musicians...even the great Brian Epstein was inducted...very cool to watch!!
FEATURING BRIAN EPSTEIN. There...the guy who gave us our name is finally creditted. Get this song on iTunes!
I didn't know that the Beatles manager was *** until I read this, chilling stuff
Brian Epstein will probably travel with him. It will be his third journey Europe-Asia/Asia-Europe in few days. Good job, Mr. Epstein!
"And here you will see that there is not a single mention of Brian Epstein's homosexuality or rampant drug use."
For anyone interested. There is a few Beatles related stories on this blog, most of them are dark parody
A thank you shout out to Andy Nagle & the Abbey Road Tribute to the Beatles. They played Bend's Tower Theater tonight. The music was great and the show a fun, informative history of how 5 guys helped change our music world in 10 years. - Paul, John, George, Ringo & Brian Epstein. Thanks for supporting & promoting The Newberry Event.
“It could hardly have been a better message. It is a wonderful, beautiful, spine-chilling record.” - Brian Epstein on "All You Need Is Love"
Called the "Fifth Beatle," Billy Preston has the distinction of being the only musician besides Tony Sheridan to be credited on a Beatles record. An incredibly talented musician who had quite a solo career of his own, Preston (1946-2006) first met the Beatles as a 16-year-old in 1962 while part of Little Richard's touring band, when their manager Brian Epstein organized a Liverpool show which the Fab Four opened. George Harrison invited Preston to play at their Let It Be album sessions in Jan. 1969, where he recorded several tracks with them. John Lennon liked him so much that at one point during the sessions, he proposed that Preston join the group as the Fifth Beatle. Paul McCartney nixed the idea, saying it was bad enough with four. One of the tracks Preston recorded with them was Get Back -- that's him on the organ. He was also with them when they climbed on the London rooftop of the Apple Office Building for a 42-minute show on Jan. 30, 1969 and recorded several songs that ended up on the Let It Be a ...
"They are the best, I say to you, Larry, here in 1965, that the children of 2000 will be listening to The Beatles". -Brian Epstein 🙌
The lads at Brian Epstein's house, 24 Chapel Street, London, which he purchased Dec 21 in 1964.
June 9, 1964 Princess Theatre, Un Chau St, Kowloon, Hong Kong The Beatles, on their first world tour, perform two shows at the Princess Theatre in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Neither show is a sell-out, due to the extraordinarily high ticket price that the promoter had set (without Brian Epstein's knowledge). The price of a ticket to see The Beatles was equal to an average worker's earnings for a week. The Beatles had been met at the airport in Hong Kong by a thousand fans. Drummer Jimmy Nicol continues to fill in for the ailing Ringo Starr. US release of interview LP "The Beatles American Tour With Ed Rudy" (Radio Pulsebeat News Documentary No. 2). Interviews taped during The Beatles' visit to the US in Feb. 1964. 13 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position
June 3, 1964 Studio Two, EMI Studios, London The Beatles in the studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). That morning, during a photo session, Ringo Starr had become seriously ill and had to be hospitalized. Since The Beatles were scheduled to leave on a world tour the very next morning, it was too late to cancel the tour. Brian Epstein and George Martin arranged for a temporary drummer to take Ringo's place for the first part of the tour, and the drummer selected was Jimmy Nicol, someone who they knew to be talented but who was unknown enough not to be mistaken as a permanent replacement for Ringo. On the spur of a last-minute phone call from George Martin, Nicol rushed over to EMI Studios, where he and The Beatles ran through six songs from their tour repertoire in a quick rehearsal ("I Want to Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", "This Boy", "Can't Buy Me Love", and "Long Tall Sally"). Just 27 hours later, drummer Jimmy Nicol was performing live with The Beatles in Copenhagen, ...
“50 years ago today Paul, George and Ringo were in Tenerife. John @ Brian Epstein were in Torremolinos
The Beatles - The Making Of "Abbey Road" "Abbey Road" is the 11th studio album released by the Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the band's dissolution in 1970. Work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, and the album was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. The album was released amid tensions within the band. It has been viewed by many critics as the Beatles' greatest work and is ranked by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time. Abbey Road remains their best-selling album. After the near-disastrous sessions for the proposed Get Back album (later released as Let It Be), Paul McCartney suggested to music producer George Martin that the group get together and make an album "the way we used to", free of the conflict that began following the death of Brian Epstein and carrying over to the sessions for the "White Album". Martin agreed, stipulating that he must be allowed ...
Happy Birthday.Billy Hatton. A short interview with the amazing Billy Hatton, former band member of The Fourmost Guitarist/vocalist Brian O'Hara and best friend guitarist/vocalist Joey Bower formed The Two Jays in 1957 and did a six week tour of the Isle of Man. The group changed its name to the Four Jays in September 1959 when bass guitarist/singer Billy Hatton and drummer Brian Redman joined the group. They made their debut at the Cavern Club on 1 March 1961, nearly three weeks before The Beatles. Rhythm guitarist/singer Mike Millward (ex-The Undertakers) joined the Four Jays in November 1961, followed by drummer/singer Dave Lovelady in September 1962. The band changed its name to The Fourmost in June 1962. On 30 June 1963, the group signed a management contract with Brian Epstein. This led to their being auditioned by George Martin and signed to EMI's Parlophone record label.
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The Brian Epstein impersonator joined in on tambourine for the final encore performance of "Hey Jude"…
Today (8/27) in 1967, Brian Epstein passes away of a drug overdose, which is speculated to be accidental. He was 32 years old.
Foto: mrepstein: Caption reads: Beatles in Italy on the train under the watchful eye of Brian Epstein in...
Sir Richard, I'm trying to raise funds for a statue of Brian Epstein via a great song. Just need someone who believes in us
Brian Epstein statue needed in Liverpool Simon, we have a great song. We need your help plz to help raise the cash.
Mel, we are planning to re-record song for Brian Epstein to get him a statue. Help !!
Today in Beatles History (November 9, 1961): Brian Epstein sees The Beatles perform at The Cavern for the very first time.
I'm the unofficial 6th member of the Beatles. (Behind Brian Epstein)
and last night we went to a show at the Cavern Club where Brian Epstein discovered them so that was freaking awesome
"Well, I don't know about the dizzy height, but I always thought they were going to be pretty big." Brian Epstein http…
I see Brian Epstein get the lads on their toes or more to the point on their wheels.
Planning something a bit special to let peeps know the Statue 4 Eppy song is coming. Brian Epstein's statue capaign x
Photo: mrepstein: Ringo Starr and Brian Epstein, at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, on 14 June 1964. Starr...
I'd like to know what happened to the whole 'Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Brian Epstein in a movie adaptation of The Fifth Beatle'. Cause I'd be very much on board to see that.
The 2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Returns to New York City at Barclays Center. This year's Performer Category Inductees are Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. The Ahmet Ertegun Awards will go to Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. The Award for Musical Excellence will go to The E Street Band. AFN|spectrum 7pm CET/JKT Friday.
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Do you realize that the Fifth Beatle, Brian Epstein, was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?!
A night of TV watching some really interesting docos. Caught up on the two parter on Brian Epstein (oh gosh I wonder why I recorded that), then one on my hero Jimi Hendrix,then a bit of the Led Zep reunion concert at the 02. Then I come up to my study to learn that Peaches Geldof apparently, according to The Times, died of a heroin overdose. I wonder how this will affect Diana-like national outpouring of grief that accompanied her passing with 95% of the 'mourners' not having the faintest idea what she was actually famous for. I'm saddened and angry. Sad for her little boys and her family left behind, Angry at the waste of such a young life. But you know what? Ultimately it's absolutely none of our business. Bob Hoskins, on the other hand, enthralled us with his craft and left a wonderful body of work that will endure. Life is so precious. I have to remind myself far too often as we trudge through the exhausting daily mire.
wait, was Brian Epstein actually in love with John Lennon
the total scene: "The Fifth Beatle" author speaks at C2E2 about Brian Epstein's influence
April 30, 1976 -- With Konk Studios in the midst of reconstruction, the Kinks convene at Ray Davies' "house in the country" in Surrey, to begin rehearsing music Ray has written for their next LP. The Celluloid Heroes compilation album, to be released in a couple weeks, will fulfill their RCA contract; their new album, which will eventually be titled Sleepwalker, will be on the Arista label. Ray has some 30 songs ready to be worked on, though the number will be winnowed down in the next few weeks. After a couple of months of developing the songs in rehearsal, they will begin recording in late June. May 1, 1965 -- The Kinks appear at the Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, as the headliners for a package tour whose other acts include the Yardbirds, The Riot Squad, and Goldie and the Gingerbreads. Beatles manager Brian Epstein sends them a telegram that reads: "All the best for what I am sure will prove a very successful tour for you all."
A tribute to the Beatles manager - the late, great Brian Epstein. Without whom...
News footage of Brian Epstein's death. Starting a new category on this channel called the INSIDER, which will include all the rare videos from news, intervie...
David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?
Portmeirion has welcomed the likes of Paul McCartney, Ingrid Bergman, Brian Epstein to explore its unique village...
Former Storm Chair Rob Moodie tells Brian Waldron is "still to come to terms.. with his culpability & his ego"
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 28, 1964 (Tuesday) Studio 5A/B, Wembley Studios, Wembley Prior rehearsals and recording session accomplished, the TV special Around The Beatles was taped before an audience between 9:00 and 10:15 this evening. The Beatles arrived at the studios at 11:00 am, however, for final rehearsals, and somehow also found the time to record radio interviews for Swedish radio with visiting presenter Klas Burling. What with all of their guests, the Beatles actually participated in only two of the show's main items: their music set and a humorous opening spoof of the Interlude section of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act V Scene I), in which John portrayed the beauteous lady "Thisbe", Paul "Pyramus", George "Moonshine" and Ringo "Lion", all attired in costume. Apart from this, John, Paul and George were seen at the very start of the show, miming a trumpet fanfare, and then Ringo followed by hoisting a flag and setting off a cannon ball. Later, as a group, they introduced ...
Tonight’s oldie comes from a group that formed at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. The Cyrkle opened for The Beatles during their last U.S. tour, as both bands were managed by Brian Epstein. It was John Lennon who suggested the unique spelling of the group’s name. “Turn Down Day” was The Cyrkle’s second and final Top 20 hit, peaking at in the U.S. and Canada in 1966. FYI: Singer and lead guitarist Tom Dawes wrote the famous "plop plop fizz fizz" jingle for Alka-Seltzer while singer and rhythm guitarist Don Dannemann wrote the original 7Up “Uncola” song.
So wait, Jewish and *** in the 60's ... did Brian Epstein launch the Beatles despite being basically illegal?
Andrew Loog Oldham info: Andrew Loog Oldham (born 29 January 1944) is an English record producer, talent manager, impresario and author. He was manager and producer of The Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967, and was noted for his flamboyant style Oldham became a publicist for British and American musicians and for producer Joe Meek.[1] Among his projects were stints publicizing Bob Dylan on his first UK visit and The Beatles for Brian Epstein in early 1963. In April 1963, a journalist friend recommended that he see a young R&B band called The Rolling Stones. Oldham saw potential in the group being positioned as an "anti-Beatles" - a rougher group compared to the "cuddly moptop" image of the Beatles at that time. Oldham, still a teenager, rapidly acquired a seasoned business partner (Eric Easton) and took over management of the Stones who had been informally represented by Giorgio Gomelsky.[1] Oldham had previously been business partners with Peter Meaden, first manager of The Who, but they had fallen out. O ...
Had a FAB day today at The Turk's Head. Great music & company. Many thanks to Dan Richards for the invitation. Lovely to catch up with old friends and acquaintances - Richard Porter, Irina & Lilia, Leslie Cavendish, Ernie Sutton & Terry, The Fab Twins + 1 (!) , (great perfomance) and their other halves, plus new 'pals' Kevin & Julie Roach, who I was introduced to by the lovely Gloria Walmsley ! Thank you Gloria !! Last, but by no means least, David Stark, Glen Knowler & Dave COllison, who not only kept me company and made me laugh, but also put on a fantastic show with the rest of The Trembling Wilburys. Brilliant x . (Mustn't forget Andrew Lancel who plays Brian Epstein. The play is definitely a 'must see') :-)
TY for spreading the word on The Brian Epstein story-- the book is my labor-of-love :)
28 April 1963 - John Lennon accepted Brian Epstein's invitation to go on holiday in Barcelona.
Brian Epstein was born on September 19th not 13th and will be 80yrs old this year
Brian Epstein died on this day in 1967. The Beatles sing about him in this song
Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein is interviewed in New York City by Murray the K for WOR-FM Radio in March 1967. Epstein had travelled to New York to announce ...
This day in 1967, The Beatles announced they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein
XXX... A rare Beatles song...'.Brian Epstein blues' just John mucking about
Today in Rock History: April 28 1963: Andrew Oldham, a 19-year-old music publicist and former associate of Brian Epstein, catches a gig by the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in London. The next day Oldham will sign the Stones to their first management contract. The band held their first recording session two weeks later. 1968: After six months at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opens at the Biltmore Theater in New York. It's the first rock-musical to play on the Great White Way. It goes to give 1,729 performances on Broadway and is made into a move in 1979. 1973: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon tops the chart for one week. The album has the longest chart life on the Billboard album charts. 1980: Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell dies of injures suffered in a car accident in his hometown of Spartanburg, S.C. 1987: On a plane carrying returning spring breakers to Boston from Miami, Ozzy Osbourne buys three rounds of drinks and sings "Crazy Train" over the ...
God, I would do anything to see the Brian Epstein film made, - need money, assistance, opinions, coffee, errands run, anything?
1963: 3 weeks after wife Cynthia had given birth to their son Julian, John Lennon accompanied Brian Epstein on a 12-day trip to Barcelona.
Biggest difference: Gene Simmons was in the band. Brian Epstein wasn't. I'd never suggest musical parity tho.
Today in 1962, Beatles manager Brian Epstein and EMI producer George Martin signed the Beatles first recording contract
This day in 1961, EMI Records rejected the Beatles. They signed them a few weeks later after Brian Epstein met with them.
just an FYI wrote a graphic novel about Brian Epstein! It is so cool!
Fmr Beatles manager Brian Epstein committed suicide in 1967, did he discover something?
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are you still making that movie on Brian Epstein???
Today in 1962 the Beatles play their first gig under Brian Epstein's management.
Looking forward to talking about playing Brian at this fab event on Sunday.
No Brian Epstein? No Beatles! - Beatles manager Brian Epstein has finally been inducted into The Rock and Roll...
The bulk of the attention surrounding this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame zeroes in on the musicians: KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Plus whatever chatter has been sparked by KISS' decision not to perform because of bruised feelings over which band members are being inducted, fans grousing that original Nirvana member Chad Channing isn’t being included, Ronstadt’s public comments about her general lack of interest in the proceedings, etc.What hasn’t generated 1% of that kind of attention is the culmination of a 15-year campaign that has resulted in Beatles manager Brian Epstein being inducted as a recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Lifetime Achievement Award.“Without their talent, he would have had nothing to manage,” said British Beatles historian Martin Lewis, who started the induction campaign a decade and a half ago after numerous conversations with his mentor, former Beatles publicist Derek Taylo ...
Peter Asher inducts Brian Epstein into RRHOF, but no words from Paul or Ringo
Didn't Brian Epstein cut a disc of Beatles at HMV Oxford St who advised to go see George Martin?
After The Beatles became famous Robin Boucher & I decided that Charmouth needed t take on the Fab 4. This was a problem as we were only 2. But we knew that when other musicians heard of our plans they would flock to join us. We used to practise in the down floor room of his house by the playing fields. To let others know how good we were we always had the windows open. There was always a chance that Brian Epstein was in the area and had decided to have a brisk walk across the fields to Wootton Fitzpaine hear us performing and would sign us up. Our fallback position was to practice and when we were ready persuade Mr Forsey and Mr Morgan to let us play in the WI hall during the break at the Friday night Bingo. Unfortunately Robin left Charmouth. No Charmouth super group! I decided to go solo. I played on night at the Blue boy Clapton another gig at the Rose and Castle Birdsmoorgate. Whilst busking in the Coach and Horses someone asked me to guest at the new Folk Club at the Shaves Cross Inn. I had made ...
Congratulations to Brian Epstein who was FINALLY inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame today! Congrats Eppy.
How Beatles manager Brian Epstein made the Rock Hall of Fame - By Randy Lewis
There's been all sorts of noise about various aspects of tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Brooklyn. But the most rewarding part of the induction of the Class of 2014 is the long-overdue inclusion of Brian Epstein, whose faith and instincts helped in no small measure in making The Beatles the phenomenon they still are today. It's just too bad that Brian couldn't be here today to accept the honor:
Thursday night, later tonight really, we are going to the Barclays Center to attend the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. HBO is shooting it live, airing at a later date. 2014 Class: Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Hall n Oats, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, E Street Band, and Brian Epstein. We are super excited.
Peter Asher says this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony April 10, at which he'll induct two rock n' roll managers, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldh
THE LIFE, MUSIC & TIMES OF JULIAN LENNON: The Wikipedia Biography edited and augmented by TBU Managing Editor - Mike Montana. John Charles Julian Lennon came into the world on April 8th in 1963. He is the only child of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. Julian was the direct inspiration for three Beatles' songs: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Hey Jude" and "Good Night". Julian Lennon was born in Liverpool. Initially, the fact that John Lennon was married and had a child was concealed from the public, in keeping with the conventional wisdom of the era that female teenage fans would not be as enamoured of married male pop stars. Julian inspired one of his father's most famous songs, by bringing home a painting from his early schooldays. When John asked him what it was called, Julian responded "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". Following his father's infidelity with Yoko Ono,his parents divorced when he was five. Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to cons .. ...
I've seen this question asked alot in places. It may vary on who you say. The question is "Who would you say is the 5th Beatle or 5th Beatles?" I would say it is an honourary title to all the people who with the Beatles and behind the scenes with them in their inner circle. That would go to Brian Epstein, George Martin, Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, Tony Bramwell, Derek Taylor, Alf Bicknell, Billy Preston , Tony Sheridan, Stu Sutcliffe, Alistair Taylor, Tony Barrow, Peter Brown, Klaus Voormann, Eric Clapton, Pete Best, Sam Leach, Allan Williams . Included should be Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty.
Beatle Fans are in for a treat over the next month. Engineer Michael Hipskind and I are finishing "From Me to You" the Ernie Winfrey show for this Sunday on Hippie Radio(94.5) at 9:00 am and we will play all seven songs that Paul McCartney recorded in Nashville in 1974 along with one of the most touching stories in all of Beatlanity about that session. Today we had an insightful and amazing interview with a man managed by Brian Epstein, signed to Parlophone records, produced by George Martin whose first three were Lennon-McCartney songs. OK, I'll tell you. Billy J. Kramer. Man did he have some stories to tell! And tomorrow, thanks to Bebe Evans, we will speak with Charlie Daniels about his new Dylan LP and his work on Ringo Starr's Nashville sessions.
Peter Asher to induct Brian Epstein into Rock and Rock Hall of Fame: Asher, who will…
ON THIS DAY...not just April Fools Day - 1962 Beatles manager Brian Epstein meets George Martin to play him a demo tape by the Liverpool group. George Martin signs the Beatles to EMI. 1964 The Beatles hold the top five positions in Billboard's singles chart and the top two positions on the album chart. 1965 Jimi Hendrix goes to New York with Little Richard's band and takes a room at the Theresa Hotel. Over the next several months, he will play with Little Richard, King Curtis, Joey Dee and the Starlighters and the Isley Brothers. He also takes a job with a club band called Curtis Knight and the Squires. 1976 The first Ramones album, entitled Ramones, is released. Recorded for only $6,000.00, it contains 14 songs, none over two minutes long. 1979 "Heart of Glass," by Blondie, becomes the first New Wave song to reach Number One in America 1984 Marvin Gaye is fatally shot by his father. 1994 Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, commits suicide.
* Jayhawks founder Olson recalls Bunkhouse debut Posted in Features | Tags: alt-country, Bunkhouse, Charlie Pine, Jayhawks, Mark Olson May 17, 2010 | princep By Chris M. Junior Elvis Presley had Colonel Tom Parker, The Beatles had Brian Epstein and The Jayhawks had Charlie Pine. Even some longtime Jayhawks fans might not know much about Pine, who was the alt-country band’s manager during its early days. Like Parker and Epstein did for Presley and the Fab Four, respectively, Pine played a key role in helping his act build toward a long recording career. For The Jayhawks, the foundation was the Minneapolis band’s Pine-produced, self-titled debut album, released in 1986 on Bunkhouse Records. Only 2,000 vinyl copies of “The Jayhawks” (a.k.a. The Bunkhouse Album) were originally pressed. But on May 18, Lost Highway will release the album on CD for the first time ever, and the CD version will include a booklet with photos of the band from that era as well as a new essay by Jayhawks founder Mark Olson. . ...
// cRYING “Brian Epstein was dead. It was the most shocking, dreadful moment. Paul took Peter Brown’s call. Brian had been found dead in his bed at his house in Chapel Street. He was thirty-two years old. At that point there was no explanation. We were stunned when Paul, ashen faced, repeated what he had been told. It had to be a mistake. Paul and George were in complete shock. I don’t think it could have been worse if they had heard that their own fathers had dropped dead. The unthinkable had happened. Brian had found them, believed in them, molded them, turned them into millionaires, and made them famous the world over. He had looked after them, pandered to their every whim, protected them, guided them, advised them. He was their friend, their enabler, their hero. He was irreplaceable. We knew, in the cold hard light of a Bangor morning, that life would never be the same again. We were outside, just after breakfast, when we heard the news. We had been on our way to Maharishi, who was going to talk ...
John, Paul and Ringo with Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan via
Brian Epstein; manager by day, fortune teller by night
This Day in Texas Music History - Mar 14 1945 - Michael Martin Murphey born | Martin Murphey (born March 14, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing Western music, Country music, and Popular music. A multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959. He has recorded the hit singles "Wildfire", "Carolina in the Pines", "What's Forever For", "A Long Line of Love", "What She Wants", and "Don't Count the Rainy Days". Murphey is also the author of New Mexico's state ballad, "The Land of Enchantment". Murphey has become a prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy. Michael Martin Murphey married his first wife, Diana Vero, in Dallas, Texas on June 17, 1967. Vero was the former secretary to Brian Epstein, and traveled with the Beatles during their first North American tour in the summer of 1964. They ha ...
1966. Brian Epstein, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd attending a bullfight in Spain.
I feel like a John Lennon who still hasn't met the Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin and Brian Epstein of his life
There's the commonly-referred to "Fifth Beatle" Derek Taylor, and then down the line there's Neil Aspinall and even Brian Epstein. But what a lot of you don't know is that - due to my musical acumen - I'm known as the "627,726th Beatle."
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story chronicles in surrealist, comic-book-style fashion the rise and fall of one of the most successful music managers of all time. It is the untold tale of Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ Jewish, homosexual manager, who guided the group during their atmospheric ris...
Success in show business cant rely on just talent alone ; its having other talented prople recognizing your gifts and helping you along. The Four Marx Brothers for example; benefitted enormously by working with Broadway greats Sam Harris; Irving Berlin and George S. Kauffman in their first big Broadway hit THE COCOANUTS. The Beatles benefitted a great deal from the likes of Brian Epstein ; George Martin and of course Ed Sullivan ; Ford ; Hawks and the Harry Carey; Sr. were invaluable in shaping the John Wayne we all know and love. Good teamwork; successful nuturing of talent; plus being at the right place at the right time will always play an important part.
Live: ABC Cinema, Romford 8.00pm, Wednesday 20 March 1963 (50 years ago) Share this page! The 11th date of The Beatles' UK tour with singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. Also on the bill were The Viscounts, Debbie Lee, Tony Marsh and the Terry Young Six. The Beatles performed a six-song setlist on this tour: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There. This was The Beatles' only time at Romford's ABC Cinema, although they did perform at the town's Odeon Cinema on 16 June 1963, one of Brian Epstein's Mersey Beat Showcase concerts. The ABC closed in 1999 and was later demolished to make way for Gibson Court, a housing development. Share this page! « Previous post: Live: Regal Cinema, Cambridge Next post: Radio: On The Scene » Also on this day... •2012: Yellow Submarine to be reissued on DVD and Blu-ray •1969: John Lennon marries Yoko Ono •1967: Recording, mixing: She's Leaving Home •1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher return to E ...
When fate would bring him back to Liverpool, Sid Bernstein would go to the Kirkdale Jewish Cemetery, placing a pebble atop the black granite gravestone. Here lay Shmuel son of Tzvi, who died on 21 Menachem Av, 1967 — Shmuel, better known as Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, though there is no m...
Hello everyone. I have just watched the Beatles 50th Anniversary Concert which was quite magnificent . The artists that performed the tributes Joe Walsh, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys performed such great songs of the Beatles era did them proud. Sir Paul and Ringo where awesome and still have what it takes . during an interview televised , Paul and Ringo both spoke to David Letterman explaining what it was like to be a Beatle. How it was liked to be locked up in a hotel room with only the four of them to part of the moment and how the introduction to the Ed Sullivan Show was their official introduction to the American People. Which if truth be known was the start of the British Invasion . One person who was never mentioned throughout the entire show by these two legends was the man who made the Beatles "The Fifth Beatle" if you like, and the man who made everything possible for them to be the legends they are to day . Can anyone tell me who that individual was ? Let me save you the trouble , In short , dea .. ...
MUSIC HISTORY 101 On February 12, 1964, THE BEATLES departed Washington D.C. after having performed their first US concert at the city’s Coliseum upon the night before. They were headed back to NYC, where they’d just headlined the Ed Sullivan Show three nights earlier, but on this evening they were off to headline two shows at the Big Apple’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, a nearly impossible feat at the time for a rock band, especially a foreign one. The show had been arranged by music mogul Sid Bernstein, who unlike many of his posh contemporaries understood the cult of personality and had spent a year kowtowing to the prevailing powers-that-be and bending over backwards to bring the Beatles to the esteemed venue. It held a high-brow image with an elite clientele, and rock-n-roll was considered below its average patrons’ discriminating tastes. Prior to that night, Bill Haley & the Comets held the distinction of being the only rock artist to have graced its stage, an honor not even Elvis and the Colo ...
The Toppermost Of The Poppermost! The Fifth Beatle Review by Brian Grindrod The Fifth Beatle written by Vivek J. Tiwary with artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker chronicles the story of Brian Epstein who is responsible for the impact of four young men from Liverpool on our modern culture as well as part of the late 20th Century history. Tiwary’s script, dialogue and pace would certainly be deserving of being read as a novel or seen as a film but instead, it is told in the most difficult form of storytelling; sequential art. This creative format is only starting to be appreciated and respected in North America but has been regarded as an esteemed art form for many decades throughout the world. In particular Europe and Japan where Bande Dessinées and Manga sell by the millions each year and enjoyed by the young to old, male and female. In the wake of the media attention given to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) with the 50th Anniversary of their arrival ...
This group will help to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles beginning their reign as the Kings of Pop Music. The story up to now: New Year's Day of 1962 saw The Beatles travelling to London for an audition with Decca Records, resulting in A&R executive Mike Rowe turning the group down. However, they were allowed to keep a tape copy of their audition, to use elsewhere to try and secure a record deal. (Click this link to download songs from this audition, with the exception of the five tracks already released on Anthology 1). Epstein spent the next few months shopping the group around to any and all of the UK record companies, with no success. By the way, March of 1962 was a fairly slow period for The Beatles. On March 7th, they made their first radio appearance. There is nothing else documented until April 1962. Therefore, I won't be posting much new material until April, where things begin to ramp up fairly rapidly...
OK, I could've written an entire article (and maybe I should) on the other fact that really bugged me about the Beatles special last sunday. That is the fact that there was not nearly lip service paid to two critically important contributors to the career of the beatles...George Martin for giving them a defined sound for their entire career and Brian Epstein who made the entire Beatles thing possible (including his work to get them over to America)... These two people were not part of the Beatles "machine", they were integral to beatles existence period. I'm calling shame on the Grammies for lack of acknowledgement for those people that share equally in the fabric of the legend! And I'm calling shame on Paul and Ringo who had the opportunity to say something and didn't... The other thing I didn't mention in my article "the Night that Didn't Change America" is the lame attention paid to Lennon and Harrison songs. Paul and Ringo did a great job of perpetuating the "I, Me, Mine" attitude without a single gra ...
The Beatles’ wily manager Brian Epstein got that; he’s the one who made sure the band packed matching suits to complement their shaggy mop tops. Ed Sullivan got it too; it’s why he went to great lengths to secure an exclusive booking of the band. It had taken a while, but the folks at EMI America were also catching on; after passing on the band’s first three studio albums, and licensing the fourth, “Introducing … The Beatles,” to the independent Vee-Jay label for distribution.
LONDON – Brian Epstein was known as Mr. 25%, referring to his cut of the Beatles’ gross earnings, and in 1963/4, the period when Beatlemania hit Britain and the U.S., it is estimated that he earned £75 million in today’s money.
Today's Rant: The Beatles, The question that no panel of talking heads are asking is why? Up to that point in pop music history English acts had very little, if any success, in America. At the same time, American acts such as R&B legends as Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters were being worshipped by the likes of Lennon, McCartney, Jagger and Clapton. So why would these lads from Liverpool take the world by storm and particularly American teenagers like me? The short answer is "Rockabilly" music. Almost all early rockers were from the Southern United States, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison were from Texas, so other than the acts out of Philly and the East Coast, the founders of early Rock n roll such as Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis were very much from the south, and most from the deep south. You can add Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash to that list. The "hillbilly" influence in early rock was very hard to listen to, if you were from Chicago or Detroit, it just sounded stupid an ...
Sid Bernstein speaks about Brian Epstein , The Beatles , their first trip to America in 1964 and Carnegie Hall
Auction planned of 'Fifth Beatle' Brian Epstein's 1964 Bentley S3. Coys auction house hopes for $115,000 at London sale for car bought new by the...
A collection of autographs, including a signed photo of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, will go under the hammer at Wombells auction house, Upper Poppleton, York, on Saturday. Auctioneer and Valuer Matt Harris said: “ We have a large collection of autographs in the sale on Saturday and the pick of them is a framed signed photograph from 1951 of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, with two supporting letters from The Private Secretary (probably Edward’s), a printed Duke and Duchess of Windsor greetings card and an old Bonhams valuation from December 2000. “We’ve only discovered the private secretary letters and card today while cataloguing as they were tucked inside the frame behind the photograph.” “The remaining autographs in the collection - a large collection of several books and photographs - are mainly 1970s to 1980s variety theatre interest with notable names including David Essex, Freddie Starr, John Inman, Ronnie Barker, The Grumbleweeds etc. Mr Harris said: “We’ve also got two origina ...
I got this from email. I thought maybe you like to see it. I like to see them in video. They took train trip there. I wish Amtrak still keep heritage cars there. Hello All, I won't have any free time to send this out on Tuesday morning, so tonight, out it goes... Some photos I've been gathering for awhile... It Was 50 Years Ago Today (Tuesday)... February 11, 1964... After their initial, historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles and their entourage had plans in place to fly to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 11th. This was ahead of their first full concert in America at the Washington Coliseum later that evening, but a heavy fast-moving snowstorm early in the morning of the 11th crippled the New York City-area airports, forcing a last-minute change. It was decided to transport the group via the Pennsylvania Railroad. Beatles lore says the train was named The Congressman, (attributed to 1010 WINS radio DJ "Murray The K"), but PRR did not have a train with that name... i ...
Marketing 101 is a class that was missed by Brian Epstein, as far as the Merch side of it is concerned. The Beatles were to receive only 10% of their merch profits. YIKES ... that stuff sold in mass quantities as fast or faster than the records . Wow . They could have been rich ;-)
Brian Epstein's Bentley at auction -- via
Charts of famous studied in my coaching classes - Jagger, Sting, George Harrison, John Lennon, Brian Epstein, new singing phenomenon Lorde
A S3 once owned by manager Brian Epstein is to be sold. Estimated between £40k & £70k
EXTRA: Brian Epstein´s Bentley to go under the hummer at famous London auction
~ TBU Question of the Day! Be Sure to check out TBU’s Feature Page for 15 different photos of Today’s Question! The Beatles played two 35-minute shows at Carnegie Hall, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on February 12th 1964. Capitol Records had planned to record both shows and release a live album. In a letter to Carnegie Hall dated February 3rd, 1964, Capitol agreed to provide letters of permission from Brian Epstein and Sid Bernstein for tape recording the show. They also agreed to pay Carnegie Hall $300 to record the event, and another $300 to use "Recorded at Carnegie Hall" on an album cover. Capitol had already planned the placement of the recording equipment, but at the last minute was prevented from doing so by the American Federation of Musicians union. “Carnegie Hall was terrible,” John Lennon later told author Keith Badman for the book “The Beatles Off The Record.” “The acoustics were terrible and they had all these people sitting on the stage with us. It wasn’t a rock show. It was just a so ...
Beatles flipped of Gator Bowl Let's return to Aug. 20, 1964, and a room at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. We'd returned to the hotel in between the afternoon and evening concerts. Press guy Derek Taylor arranged for me to come to a room where the guys were hanging out, and for a change, I had some news for them. My station in Miami had advised me that the management of the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., where they would be playing Sept. 11, 1964, stated firmly that the stadium would be segregated, which was standard at some locations in those days. As I entered the room, I told the band's manager, Brian Epstein, and the boys about the Jacksonville concert. Paul got up from the sofa and defiantly said, "We are not going to play there." John was even more blunt. He said, "No f- chance of that happening." Ringo and George agreed. Brian stood in silence in the corner of the room, but he knew very well his Fabs would never relent.
ingenious Brian Epstein we were collectively damaged after JFK & then came "4 lads fr/ Liverpool" helped us heal & much more
oh dear Brian it's okay just keep us on the straight and narrow that's all you need.
MUSIC HISTORY 101 On this day in 1964, THE BEATLES departed for a Washington D.C. concert appearance by rail since a flash snowstorm had cancelled many flights. With respect for the boys’ comfort, a special vintage carriage dubbed the “King George” was attached to the Pennsylvania Express train “The Congressman” for their journey, but it was already overflowing with reporters and photographers by the time the Fab Four embarked along with Lennon’s wife Cynthia, band manager Brian Epstein, and famed NYC disc jockey “Murray The K”, a shameless self-promoter (the first person to call himself the “Fifth Beatle”) who’d been hounding them since their arrival four days earlier. They were greeted upon their arrival at the Capitol City’s Union Station by eight inches of fresh snow and approximately 4,000 young fans before being prepped for a yet another press conference. Afterwards, the group visited radio station WWDC, the first American station to air a Beatles tune, and then it was back t ...
A younger Andrew Loog Oldham next to a reincarnated Brian Epstein. by me.…
Hi Ringo, This is an invitation to help raise funds for a statue of Brian Epstein with a song x
This is an invitation Cilla to help raise money for a statue of Brian Epstein !!
oh come now Brian you've heard worse from John. Just trying to crack a jolly.
Had an awesome time in LA this past weekend finally got to witness and feel the the Sublevel vibe and all I can say is *** Doc Martin till 7:30 am nonstop with Pretty Pink on vocals, got too see some of the LA homies Zack Hill Just Nicky Brian Epstein Keith Evan Monica Chiodo Conklin Karol Bfly Pabón Opening sets by Josh Billings Wobs Arazzi Nonfiction Udm were on point, Its gonna take me a minute to get back to normal from this lol Jackson Tran Victor Reyes John Michael Torres and our DESIGNATED DRIVER Gilbert Gomez Thanx for putting up with us, and to Dana Washington for hanging out till the end, I hope too see ya in May for the next one...
February 11, 1965…In London's Caxton Hall Register Office, Ringo Starr married his first wife, Maureen Cox. Beatles manager Brian Epstein was the best man. The couple's parents, George Harrison, and John & Cynthia Lennon also attended. Paul McCartney was on vacation in Tunisia at the time. Ringo and Maureen had their honeymoon in Sussex, England. They had three children before divorcing in 1975.
LOOKING BACK ~ CELEBRATING 50 YEARS WITH THE BEATLES Live: Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC 8.00pm, Tuesday 11 February 1964 (50 years ago) The Beatles traveled from New York to Washington, DC early on this day by rail, as an East Coast snowstorm had caused all flights to be cancelled. A special sleeper carriage was attached to the Congressman, the Pennsylvania Railroad express train. The carriage was called The King George, and was already full with press people by the time The Beatles boarded. "Originally, we were going to fly to Washington, but, because of the heavy snow storm that I was told was coming, I advised Brian Epstein to make special arrangements to get a special train to take us to Washington. We went down to Washington and had a lot of fun on the train but we almost got killed when we got off the train. Some 10,000 kids had broken through the barriers. I remember being pinned against a locomotive on the outside, and feeling the life going out of me. I said to myself, 'My God! Murray the ...
well you was the brains behind it Brian somehow it suits ya.
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Autocorrect can never get Brian right. It's always Brain for some reason
There needs to be a modern Brian Epstein film, told like The Fifth Beatle, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Brian Epstein managed to take us to Washinghton on a special carriage attached to the Pennsylvania Railroad express, the Congressman.
Even though it was mngr Brian Epstein who strategically scheduled U.S. tours, the Boys WANTED to see & entertain their fans.
-- So what? Next month I celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brian Epstein buying his 90th pocket square. Can't wait!
Bentley owned by 'Fifth Beatle' Brian Epstein at auction
Bentley owned by 'Fifth Beatle' Brian Epstein at aucton - USA TODAY: Wiltshire BusinessBentley owned by 'Fifth...
"In My Life" is our touring musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of Brian Epstein. Here is a...
Today 2-11 in 1965 - Ringo marries Maureen Cox. Brian Epstein is best man. John and George attend. 8
11 February 1965: Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox at Caxton Hall Registry Office. Brian Epstein is best man, George Harrison is a witness.
The *real* "Layla" Pattie Boyd, first wife of George Harrison (and then Eric Clapton) talking about Brian Epstein (RIP), manager of the Fab Four AKA The Fifth Beatle (at The Fest For Beatles Fans
Here are Beatles offstage with Brian Epstein in Paris 50 years ago this month, by Harry Benson: via …
The Philippines, And The Height of The Beatles' Turmoil Later in July when the Beatles toured the Philippines, they unintentionally snubbed the nation's invitation, who had expected the group to attend a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace.[3] When presented with the invitation, Brian Epstein politely declined on behalf of the group, as it had never been the group's policy to accept such "official" invitations, but the group soon found out that the regime was unaccustomed to accepting "no" for an answer.[4] Infuriated when finding out that one of her frequent grand parties of 200 guests did not include the Beatles. This would result in an unforgettable outrage that caused the Beatles to never return to the country. After the snub was broadcast on Philippine television and radio, all of their police protection disappeared. Epstein tried to make an apology on Channel 5 in the Manila Hotel, but the Goverment controlled channel made a blackout when it reached his interview, a common theme during h ...
The most pressing appointment for Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein was the ongoing negotiation with Ed Sullivan. A...
Meet Brian Epstein, the man behind the
And before Brian Epstein turned them from "teddy boys" (well, Paul seems the cleaned-up prototype)
I didn't know was doing a Brian Epstein biopic! As the chief architect of Beatlemania, he certainly merits one!
Rememeber this, ONE person, Brian Epstein made the Beatles happen. While a commitee, Capitol, didn't want to release thei…
Guest essay: Brian Epstein, the man who brought the Beatles to America -
Even The Beatles and Brian Epstein had to wait for their luggage at JFK:
Here is Ringo Starr's photograph of Paul McCartney & manager Brian Epstein ...
Were George Martin, Norman Smith, Brian Epstein, Pete Best, Stu Sutcliffe, Mal Evans or Neil Aspinall even MENTIONED tonight? I jumped in the show about 15 minutes into it. There would be NO BEATLES as we know them had it not been for those mentioned above. There are a few others that were more peripheral to the band's success..and the BOOKS have covered them, some self-servingly. Anyone? And other names YOU'D like to add would be quite FAB. Oh...and Sid Bernstein should have been mentioned tonight too. My opinion. BE BIG!
Happy 50th Birthday to the Beatles, and Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best and Brian Epstein and George Martin and Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor and Tony Sheridan and Billy Preston and Jimmie Nicol and Eric Clapton.
For the record, my dad was involved with promotion for The Beatles, (thru Sid Bernstein and Brian Epstein) and he took me to see the Beatles perform at Shea Stadium.Those girls were screaming so loudly that you could hardly hear them!We had lots of Beatles memorabilia.
Fifty years ago today,America would go through a change in its attitude and culture and it all goes back to this night in 1964.Though I wouldn't discover them until many years later(I wasn't even born until '65)they would give me the gift of music that I,and many of us who are fans,would pass on for generations to come.Even now,44 years after they announced that they were breaking up,they're still influencing artists and bringing joy to many of us.A thank you is and will never be enough for what they've given us,especially me.Now if you don't mind,I have a Beatle marathon to get to.For John Lennon,George Harrison,Brian Epstein,Mal Evans,Neil Aspinall,Derek Taylor and Stuart Sutcliffe who aren't here physically but spiritually,to Pete Best who will always wonder what could have been and to Sir George Martin,who truly is the Fifth Beatle.
Contra Band Music Thursday, June 30, 2011 From N.O. to K.C. After the chaos in Cleveland, The Beatles were looking forward to visiting New Orleans, home of Fats Domino and Lloyd Price. In their room at the Congress Inn on the afternoon of September 16th, Paul spoke with Art Schreiber, while John chatted with Larry Kane. After a press conference, the band did indeed get to meet with Fats Domino, but the concert at City Park Stadium was a bit of a circus, with mounted policemen chasing and rounding up fans who swarmed onto the field as The Beatles continued to play. September 17th had been scheduled for a much-needed break in the tour, but Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley made Brian Epstein and the group an offer they couldn't refuse: a record $150,000 for a single concert at Kansas City Municipal Stadium. Here's a lengthy and excellent TV interview from the tour, exact date unknown, with The Beatles' suave press officer, Derek Taylor. Posted by DinsdaleP at 9:51 AM No comments: Monday, June 27, 2 ...
Bonus points if you can spot Neil Aspinall, Mal Evans and Brian Epstein.
Learn to innovate from the Beatles: 1. Put together a good team As the founder of the band, John Lennon was the de facto leader. But he was always receptive to the other’s ideas. “The Beatles were uniquely a four-piece group where all of them had a voice,” Mark Lewisohn says. They also found a likeminded counterpart in manager Brian Epstein, who fought tirelessly to preserve the group’s unique approach, even against skeptical record companies. “No record label wanted to sign The Beatles,” Epstein biographer Vivek Tiwary points out. “Brian was the first to believe.” Read more here:
50 YEARS AGO TODAY; The Beatles arrived at JFK Airport aboard flight 101 at 1:20 p.m. On board was John, Paul, George ,Ringo, Mal Evans, Cynthia Lennon, Neil Aspinall, publicist Brian Sommerville, Brian Epstein and Phil Spector. 5000 screaming fans were waiting on a clear cold day, mostly schoolgirls who took the day off from school. Also 200 media people were there from every TV station and paper. The proceeded to the Plaza Hotel where the frenzy continued. They stayed in the Presidential Suite. 100,000 [ieces of fan mail were waiting for them when they arrived. Louise Caldwell, George's sister flew in from Chicago to see him. He had strep throat and ended up caring for him. In 2 more days at 8 pm on Sunday night they would appear on Ed Sullivan show and change the world.
The Beatles' American invasion begins Friday, February 7 1964 (50 years ago) The day The Beatles' American invasion began. The Beatles' Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City. All we knew was that a couple of the records had done well in the States. We believed there was still a huge mountain to climb if The Beatles were really to make it there. At Heathrow there was pandemonium. Thousands of fans had arrived from all over Britain and any ordinary passengers hoping to travel that day had to give up. Screaming, sobbing girls held up 'We Love You, Beatles' banners and hordes of police, linking arms in long chains, held them back. We were ushered into a massive press conference, where journalists, spotting me at the side of the room, demanded a picture of John and me together. To my surpirse John agreed. He was usually careful to keep Julian and me away from publicity, but this time, carried along by the momentum of the whole thing ...
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True Story: On one of my U.K. Tours several years ago, my bass player from Manchester, England was a long-time friend of the musicians in the band: 'The Kinks'...very cool guy! I also met some entertainment folks who had been personal & professional friends with 'The 5th Beatle', Mr. Brian Epstein. :)
Today is Saturday, February 1, 2014 Today in Beatles History 1962 - The Beatles played at the Thistle Cafe in West Kirby, Lancs. The club was christened "The Beatles Club" for one night to mark Brian Epstein booking the band. The group never played the venue again. 1967 - The Beatles began sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They laid down the rhythm track for the title cut. 1968 - John Lennon shipped his Rolls Royce to the U.S. 1993 - Paul McCartney released the album "Off the Ground." 2007 - A limited edition version of Yoko Ono's album "Plastic Ono Band" was released in Japan.
The Beatles' only UK tour of 1965 was also their final one as a group. It began with two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow. The tour lasted 10 days, and saw The Beatles perform in nine venues across eight cities. Throughout they played a set comprising 11 songs: I Feel Fine, She's A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby's In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I'm Down. Paul McCartney performed Yesterday solo on an electric organ. In their dressing room at Odeon The Beatles also took the time to record a message for Radio Scotland, a new pirate station. Due to bad weather Brian Epstein decided that The Beatles should stay in a hotel in the city centre, rather than the smaller one further out they had been booked to stay in. The was some concern that the location of the new hotel could have proved a security risk, but the group came to no harm.
~ Historic Happenings In Music ~ January 29th: On this Day 1942, BBC radio aired a new program 'Desert Island Discs' presented by Roy Plomley, which went on to become the longest running UK radio show. 1961, Bob Dylan achieved his dream of meeting his idol Woody Guthrie when Guthrie was on weekend release from hospital where he was being treated for Huntington's Chorea. Dylan told him; ‘I was a Woody Guthrie jukebox’. Guthrie gave Dylan a card which said: ‘I ain't dead yet’. 1962: Peter, Paul and Mary are signed to Warner Brothers Records. 1964, The Beatles spent the day at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France, The Beatles' only studio recording session for EMI held outside the UK. They recorded new vocals for ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, after EMI's West German branch persuaded Brian Epstein that they would be unable to sell large quantities of records in Germany unless they were recorded in the German language. A translator coached John, Paul ...
Just watched "Good Ol' Freda." What an amazing film about an amazing woman. And what a spotter of talent and integrity Brian Epstein was.
Congrats to 2014 RRHOF Inductee Brian Epstein, who is honored w/ Lifetime Achievement Award!:
"The Beatles, with Brian Epstein, celebrate their 1st 50 yrs ago this week
Does anyone know anything about a silver coin Brian Epstein gave to VIP guests at a promotional dinner party for Sgt Peppers album on May 19 1967?
"No one understands what it's like when the screams die down" Brian empathy, elegiac
Brian Epstein: The man who brought us the Beatles
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