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Brian Epstein appreciation thread (RIP Brian)
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27 August 2013
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It's the 27th of August, the anniversary of Brian's death.

In my personal opinion (and Paul McCartney's) he was the fifth Beatle, who helped the Beatles gain fame and recognition. 

RIP Eppy! 

 

Note by Ahhh Girl 30 June 2014: This thread started with the title RIP Brian Epstein. Since it grew into an appreciation thread, I tweaked the title.

27 August 2013
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To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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27 August 2013
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To post something on the anniversary, let me say I agree with mmm and Zig up above - Brian was not a bad manager so far as business affairs go, just a manager attempting to make sense of opportunities and deals that did not exist before them. There's no point saying he got this or that wrong, because he had nothing to base it on. The only bad deal he ever did was the film deal. The rest were just blunders that were made because nobody knew.

Would they ever have parted ways with him? No. Had he lived, they would have resigned with him without a doubt. Whatever his fears, they were loyal. You need only look at when Klein started his reign of terror at Apple, John walked up to him and said, "Hands off Neil and Mal, they're ours". They would have been as loyal to Brian, as they knew he had given them everything.

Would he have interfered with their musical output, as mccartneyalarm suggests? No way on earth. There was the infamous moment when he made a suggestion in the studio, and John met him with a dead eye and said, "We do the music, Brian! Stick to your percentages!" The last time they let him have a say on the music side was the Decca audition, and that didn't work out too well for them.

Brian was the perfect manager for them because he loved them, and they loved him. The interesting question is whether he could have found a different path through their last years that would not have seen them split.

All hail Brian! The man who brought the world The Beatles, and gave The Beatles the world.

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28 August 2013
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This interview was posted on FB. Haven't had a chance to watch yet, but people say it's a good one.

 

 

RIP, Brian. heart

 

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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