Brian Epstein
(1934-1967)

Died aged c. 33

Brian Samuel Epstein (/ˈɛpstaɪn/; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was a British music entrepreneur who managed the Beatles from 1962 until his death. 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. 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 percent of the rights in advance. This is viewed as his one miscalculation. Some of Epstein's other young discoveries had also prospered under his management. They included Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Tommy Quickly Cilla Black and The Big Three. In 1967, he died of a sedative overdose, ruled as accidental, at the age of 32.

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band manager of The Beatles 1962-67

Commemorated on 3 plaques

Brian Epstein The Beatles Manager and impresario worked here 1963-1964

13 Monmouth St, London, United Kingdom where they worked

Brian Epstein 1934-67 Managed the Beatles and other artists from these offices 1964-67

Sutherland House in Argyll Street, London, United Kingdom where they was

This plaque commemorates the birth here of Brian Samuel Epstein Brian was the elder son of Harry and Queenie. As the Beatles' manager he had the flair and business acumen to tackle and overcome the initial skepticism of the London-based music business to the Beatles' music. Brian oversaw the Beatles' meteoric rise to global fame before his sad and untimely death. Born 19 September 1934 Died London 27 August 1967

4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was born (1934)