Although The Beatles didn’t attend Brian Epstein’s funeral in Liverpool on 29 August 1967, they did attend a memorial service.
The service was held at the New London Synagogue at 33 Abbey Road, London, close to EMI Studios. It began at 6pm. Other NEMS artists, including Cilla Black, Gerry Marsden, The Fourmost, and Billy J Kramer, also attended.
The service was officiated by Rabbi Louis Jacobs, who praised Epstein for “encouraging young people to sing of love and peace rather than war and hatred.” This was in contrast to the rabbi at Epstein’s funeral in Liverpool, who described him as “a symbol of the malaise of our generation”.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, Mississippi
- 1963: Recording: The Beatles’ Christmas Record, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Television: People And Places
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: David Lewis Club, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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Mr. Epstein, rest in peace.
Brian thanks for giving us the Beatles and all the irish liverpool groups Dj alan
the greatest music manager ever . mr simon cowell you will never .ever be this great . took raw talent and gave the world true stars RIP Brian
Louis Jacobs, the rabbi who officiated at Epstein’s memorial service, actually praised him for ‘encouraging young people to sing of love and peace rather than war and hatred.’ It was the rabbi at Epstein’s funeral in Liverpool who described him as a symbol of malaise.