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Died On This Date (August 27, 1967) Brian Epstein / Managed The Beatles

Posted by themusicsover on August 27, 2010

Brian Epstein
September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967

Although he also managed among others, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and Gerry & the Pacemakers, Brian Epstein is best remembered as manager of the Beatles.  Many give him credit for the early success of the band.  Epstein first met the Beatles after the Cavern Club show on November 9, 1961.  By late January of 1962, Epstein was officially the band’s manager.  He helped facilitate many of the band’s earliest successes, but by January of 1966, the Beatles decided not to renew their contract which was due to expire the following year.  Epstein was notoriously addicted to drugs, and on August 27, 1967, he died of what was ruled and accidental overdose.  He was 32 years old.  In later years, Paul McCartney claimed that “if anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian.”  And John Lennon once said that Eptstein’s death was the beginning of the end of the Beatles.

One Response to “Died On This Date (August 27, 1967) Brian Epstein / Managed The Beatles”

  1. Christine said

    A movie about our Mr. Epstein is in production
    and the characters are being cast now ~ by John Hubbard, who cast many other popular films such as the Lord of the Rings series, Backbeat, The Da Vinci Code, the Bourne series, etc. etc.

    He’s also worked with Albert Finney, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Alan Bates, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks and Ben Kingsley, etc. etc.

    Just FYI. 🙂

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