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Brian Epstein appreciation thread (RIP Brian)
29 July 2014
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Outstanding article, @Ahhh Girl - with an assist to @meanmistermustard . My book arrived today - can't wait to dive into it. 

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1 August 2014
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An Express article on Brian.brian-epstein

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2 August 2014
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Hey Dullblog on the Murray the K interview with Brian, and other Brian musings.

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5 August 2014
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Hollywood Reporter review of Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles

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5 August 2014
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What a great title, and how true! brian-epstein

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19 September 2014
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Happy Birthday, dear Brian!

Here's Brian's official website. http://www.brianepstein.com/

Joe's page about Brian.

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19 September 2014
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Thank you, Brian. Just...thank you.
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19 September 2014
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Happy Birthday Brian. You were fabulous.heart

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28 September 2014
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BBC article about raising money for a statue of Brian in Liverpool with a charity single.

 

I thought this quote was interesting:

"He is a forgotten man over here, you mention his name in the States and everyone knows who he was," he added.

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30 September 2014
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BBC article with video:

Stars sing for statue of Beatles manager Brian Epstein

Pop and soap stars joined forces with politicians to record a single in Liverpool aiming at raising money for a statue in the city to the man credited with discovering the Beatles.

Brian Epstein, who died in 1967 aged 32, managed the Fab Four and persuaded record label EMI to sign them up.

Stars at the city's Parr Street Studios included OMD's Andy McCluskey, Coronation Street's Craig Charles and former Liverpool FC manager Roy Evans.

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30 September 2014
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Thanks for this. I was wondering why three articles on Epstein (the profile, an article about his death and another on the Barcelona holiday) were in the top 10 most-popular list. I couldn't see any big site linking to mine (though there was a recent Slate article that mentioned the holiday), but I did get a traffic spike yesterday. I couldn't work out why so many people were searching for Epstein-related things.

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Hi,

Could I please bring this to your attention?

I am the photographer for the "statue4eppy" campaign taking place right now in Liverpool.  Many local celebrities, musicians and dignitaries are behind the push for a statue of the great man ,Brian Epstein, to be erected in his home city.  Please go to the website and have a look what this fantastic bunch of people are trying to achieve, so long overdue recognition of a visionary giant.

http://www.statue4eppy.com

 

P.S.  There have been several recording sessions for the song that is soon to be released and many of the photographs are there to view in the gallery.

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Paul Jackson.

9 October 2014
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@Paul Jackson, i've moved your post here as there are already posts covering the statue, for instance here. All the best with the campaign for the statue.

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10 October 2014
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Paul Jackson said

Hi,

Could I please bring this to your attention?

I am the photographer for the "statue4eppy" campaign taking place right now in Liverpool. 
http://www.statue4eppy.com
P.S.  There have been several recording sessions for the song that is soon to be released and many of the photographs are there to view in the gallery.

Mr. Jackson - if all of the photos in the website's gallery are yours, well done! I enjoyed browsing through them.

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11 October 2014
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Zig said

Paul Jackson said

Hi,

Could I please bring this to your attention?

I am the photographer for the "statue4eppy" campaign taking place right now in Liverpool. 
http://www.statue4eppy.com
P.S.  There have been several recording sessions for the song that is soon to be released and many of the photographs are there to view in the gallery.

Mr. Jackson - if all of the photos in the website's gallery are yours, well done! I enjoyed browsing through them.

Many Thanks, I think the majority of them are but a few have been added by other contributors.  I plan to put all the best ones together and will be sharing them with groups and forums like yours. 

 

Thank you for taking the time to look.

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31 December 2014
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x-posting from the Beatles Debate Game as I think it's relevant and very interesting:

At another forum, someone recently posted quotes by Marianne Faithful in In My Life: The Brian Epstein Story by Deborah Geller that have stuck with me:

Marianne Faithfull (pg 162): “The minute the news came through that Brian had died, it was shameful the way the Maharishi exploited it. The Beatles were shattered. I can hardly bear to remember it. I think he actually said, “Brian Epstein is dead. He was taking care of you. He was protecting you. He was like your father. I Will be your father now.” These poor bastards just didn’t know. It was the most terrible thing.”

Marianne Faithfull (pg 173): “I was absolutely f*^&ing flabbergasted. To me that was the beginning of the end. It went on and on and on, the horror, the horror, the horror. It didn’t stop. ....The whole thing just changed us and it began with Brian’s death, and nobody meant that to happen. The Beatles were just f*^&ing around, really, with the Maharishi, that’s all. Brian was much more than a brilliant businessman. He was a spiritual centre. So I think what happened with the Maharishi was a betrayal of spiritual values, or that’s how it must have appeared to Brian. If he had met the Maharishi, he would have seen immediately that this idiotic little guy wasn’t going to be able to take his place. I think everybody realized that from the minute they met him.

“Brian would have had no problem talking to the Beatles about the Maharishi. Here’s what would have happened if he hadn’t take the overdose: they would come back to London and Brian would have said, ‘How was it?’ and they would have all cracked up laughing as if it was the most ridiculous thing. The trouble with him dying at that moment was that it actually pushed them into the arms of the Maharishi, whereas if he hadn’t died, it would have blown over. The Maharishi was the most ludicrous little man you could imagine. Everybody realized this and we were all embarrassed.

“Brian might have teased them later, but he would have realized this. He had an incredible antenna for sensing things. If he had been there in London when they got back from Wales...the Beatles would not have gone to India and all these things would not have happened.”

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There's a Kickstarter to raise funds for a plaque at Brian's birthplace.

[x-posted to the news]

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16 January 2015
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Examiner article on a Liverpool concert on Feb. 28 to raise money for the statue.

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17 January 2015
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It would be cool if something were going on regarding the statue while @HeyTrud and I are there in April.

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Every band should be so lucky to have a manager who cared that much about them. To this day I am astounded by the small size of the team around the Beatles and the incredible feats of organization they achieved in an unprecedented situation. I've never heard of a manager like him, he wasn't motivated like other managers, he didn't put himself first. Practically the opposite of every successful manager I know of.

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