Honoring the life and achievements of Brian Epstein, 57 years after the untimely death of The Beatles’ manager.
Brian Samuel Epstein passed away on 27th August 1967 during the height of the Summer of Love, at the age of 32. The Beatles were in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when they received the news. Brian will be remembered for introducing The Beatles to a global audience and helping them to spread their message of love around the world.
Epstein’s sexuality was not public until after his death. Paul McCartney said the band knew he was gay when they signed with him, but didn’t care.
He died in 1967 at age 33 from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills combined with alcohol.
The Bee Gees paid tribute to him in their 1968 song “In the Summer of His Years.”
”If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian” – Paul McCartney
The Liverpudlian entrepreneur first discovered The Beatles in November 1961 during a lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club. The group signed a management contract with Brian shortly afterwards, and he eventually got them signed to record with EMI. In addition to handling the Beatles’ business affairs, Epstein would often step in to mediate their personal disputes and is arguably the closest claimant for the title of ‘The Fifth Beatle’.
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