“I am determined to go through the horror of this world.” -Brian Epstein
September 19th, 1934 ~ August 27th, 1967.
I’ve noticed a distinct lack of posts regarding Brian Epstein and on the anniversary of his death, I think he deserves to be honored, remembered and cherished.
I have always adored and admired Brian for what he was, what he fought for and all that he achieved. The unsung hero of the 60′s, he is, without a doubt, among the most talented and resilient of businessmen to have ever lived, as well as being known by all aquatinted with him as kind, selfless, caring and hard working.
Despite facing the oppression of society, being persecuted for his religion and sexuality, Epstein fought relentlessly to achieve his dreams and he succeeded with flying colours! Now, a vast proportion of the musical development which helped lead to the cultural revolution of the 60′s (which still shapes our world today) is owed to him.
R.I.P. Eppy. Thank you for exposing us to incredible music which has brought so much joy, peace and love into our world and touched the hearts of many.
Thanks for existing, Eppy! Your work lives on! xxxxxx ☮&♥!
- “My biggest asset is Brian Epstein.” -Cilla Black.
“Brian Epstein showed me that no dream is too impossible and no person too unlikely to realize that impossible dream. When I found myself unable to find a living, breathing mentor, I found the story of Brian Epstein.” -Vivek J. Tiwary .
“If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” -Paul McCartney.
“He was a beautiful fella.” -John Lennon.
“He was so much more than a manager. When my mother passed away he visited my dad. That’s the compassionate person he was. I’ve never found anyone who took better care of people than Brian did.” -Billy J Kramer.
“The story of a man who threw the biggest party of the 1960s, but ultimately forgot to invite himself.” -Tom Hanks.
“JOHN!” Brian shouted before he could stop himself, immediately afterwards he smacked a hand over his mouth. It was rather early in the morning to be shouting like that.
A wave of relief crashed through him.
They were okay.
“Brian, what the hell?!” John barked back angrily. He was now holding the phone away from his ear since his manager just blasted his ear drum out. He gently brought it back though, to hear what he had to say.
“Sorry, sorry…!” Epstein whispered after gasping for breath. He happened to stop breathing between the time it took for him to dial the number and when it was picked up. “…Now, John, listen to me and listen to me good. This…this is important.”
“Eppy?” Lennon sat up a little his anger switching to concern as he heard both the gasping for air and the intensity in Brian’s voice over the line. “Is everything alright? Are you alright?”
“Nevermind about me, I’m fine. John, please, please don’t come to Abbey Road today-”
“What? But we’ve got a record to do!”
“I know that! I know!” Brian snapped. “John Lennon I am begging not to come today. Please. Tell Paul, George and Ringo too. I’ve got to go.”
A heated argument could be heard, echoing down the hotel’s hallway. The source of it all was coming from the room of The Beatles as the door was wide open as if it were swung open with force.
“I’VE HAD IT WITH YOUR SHENANIGANS, LENNON!” Brian suddenly roared out in a complete rage as it seemed every last string of the manager’s had been snapped.
It was very strange and quite frightening to hear Epstein so angry.
Sure, the man could chew out any stage manager or director quite nastily but he had never once screamed at his lads.
“I asked the four of you to trust me! Right at the beginning!”
“No, Paul! I don’t want to hear your excuses!”
“We-we were just trying to help-”
“Help, George, help?! By doing everything I told you NOT to do?!”
Brian stood there huffing glaring at the stunned-to-silence Beatles, his fists clenched. A moment later Epstein let out another shout of aggravation before storming out of the room, slamming the door.
He didn’t even notice Gloria nearby as he made his way to his hotel room.