Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur who managed the Beatles from January 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. Here 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 records. Within months, the Beatles were international stars. Epstein accompanied them to America, where he was besieged by merchandising offers, but had signed away 90 per cent of the rights in advance. This is viewed as his one miscalculation.
|Born:||Brian Samuel Epstein, September 19, 1934, Liverpool, England|
|Died:||August 27, 1967, London, England|
|Cause of death:||Accidental barbiturate overdose along with alcohol intoxication|
|Education:||Wrekin College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation:||Businessman, personal manager, impresario|
|Known for:||Manager of, The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, The Moody Blues, The Fourmost, Cilla Black, The Remo Four, The Cyrkle|
|IMDb:||Brian Epstein’s IMDb|
About Brian Epstein
English businessman who earned the nickname The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop as the manager of The Beatles.
He served in the Royal Army Service Corps before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
He also managed Gerry & the Pacemakers, Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer, and The Dakotas.
He grew up with an older brother.
He was the godfather to John Lennon ‘s son Julian.
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