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Brian Epstein dies

Late on the night of Friday 25 August 1967, The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein had returned from his Sussex country retreat. The following day he remained in his bedroom, and by the Sunday morning his housekeepers had become concerned by his non-appearance.

The Beatles call for the legalisation of marijuana

A full-page advertisement appeared in The Times newspaper on this day, signed by 64 of the most prominent members of British society, which called for the legalisation of marijuana. Among the signatories were The Beatles and Brian Epstein.

The BBC bans A Day In The Life

BBC disc jockey Kenny Everett gave the official preview of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, on the radio show Where It’s At, broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 4pm.

Press launch for Sgt Pepper

Shortly ahead of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a press launch was held at Brian Epstein‘s house at 24 Chapel Street, London.

Brian Epstein holds a party for The Four Tops in London

The Four Tops had performed at the Savile Theatre in London on 13 November 1966. The venue was owned by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and the backdrop for the performance was said to have been designed by Paul McCartney.

Brian Epstein denies The Beatles’ split

Despite having been hospitalised the previous month after overdosing on prescription medicine, The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was forced to emerge from his recuperation clinic on this day to deny reports that Paul McCartney was leaving the group.

Brian Epstein is hospitalised in London

The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein had been suffering from depression and anxiety for some time, a condition exacerbated by his use of drugs – both prescribed and illegal.

Brian Epstein holds a press conference

In an attempt to defuse the controversy surrounding John Lennon‘s comments that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus“, the group’s manager Brian Epstein held a special press conference.