Brian Epstein


Born
in Liverpool, The United Kingdom
September 19, 1934

Died
August 27, 1967


Brian Samuel Epstein (/ˈɛpstaɪn/) was an English music entrepreneur who managed the Beatles from 1962 until his death. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" due to his role in the group's business affairs, image and rise to global fame.

Epstein was born into a family of successful retailers in Liverpool, who put him in charge of their music shop, where he displayed a gift for talent-spotting. He first met the Beatles in 1961 at a lunchtime concert at Liverpool's Cavern Club. Although he had no experience of artist management, Epstein put them under contract and insisted that they abandon their scruff-image in favour of a new clean-cut style, with identical suits and haircuts. He then persuaded George Martin of EMI group to produce their r
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“When I was six, Hitler, who had become rather a nuisance, launched a sustained attempt to destroy Liverpool, and though we lived several miles from the vulnerable docks target, our Childwall suburb became too close for comfort and safety.”
Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise

“Sir Thomas Beecham once said this at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall when I was there as a boy. He said ‘I’m often asked why operas survive generation after generation—La Bohème and things like that. And I always reply. ‘They survive because they consist of bloody good tunes’.”
Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise

“WHATEVER happens tomorrow, one thing is certain; it must not be allowed to look after itself.”
Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise