“I loved him deeply. He was so much more than people ever knew or saw. (…) All he ever wanted was the simple love and comfort of a home and family, but like an old dog, he had been kicked so long and so hard all of that was buried underneath years of hurt and resentment.” - Suki Potier
“When I met Brian Jones I liked him quite a lot. He was a good fellow, you know. I got to know him very well, I think, and I felt very close to him; you know how it is with some people, you feel for them, feel near them. (…) He was very nice and sincere and sensitive, and we must remember that’s what he was.” - George Harrison
“I loved him a lot. He was very, very important to me. (…) I hung out with him quite a lot, and I’ve missed him terribly, and I always felt than when he finally did collapse, that the Stones were a very different group.” - Pete Townshend
“He was very curious, he wanted to know everything. He would call me from the States, ask what I was wearing, was I sleeping was on the right side or left side, on the belly or back… (…) And he was very gentle, he’d tell me how beautiful I looked, like this.. He was asking also about my family, my parents, if I was happy, what I did, what did I study.” - Zouzou
“I was surprised when he died, he was actually getting his house together. He’d be showing me round there and he’d be painting all these walls.” - Charlie Watts
“We were so happy. When Brian bought the farmhouse he said he wanted to live there the rest of his life. And he did. But it was too short. (…) One of the hardest things was that when Brian died he was my boyfriend – but suddenly he belonged to another world and other people – and I couldn’t really cope with that.” - Anna Wohlin
Happy birthday Brian, I wish you could have celebrated your 74th birthday with your nearest and dearest, with your children and grandchildren. Imagine you being a grandpa! I’m sure you would have many stories to tell them, and my heart hurts because you never got, nor will ever get, the chance to do that. I wish you were still alive. I hope you are at peace.
On this day Beatles manager Brian Samuel Epstein was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England to parents Harry and Queenie.
Besides the Fab Four, Epstein also managed several acts such as Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Fourmost.
Brian would’ve turned 80 had he not overdosed on sleeping pills in 1967. The manager was, finally, recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has had a comic book-like-book written of him, and has two films in production based on his life. Hopefully future generations of Beatles fans will not fail to recognize the hard work Brian did to get the band to, as they said, “the toppermost of the poppermost”.
*laying in bed watching The Breakfast Club while really, really drunk*
*pulls out laptop to look up a certain trivia fact from the movie*
*glances over* *notices the 40 tabs open on chrome*
*face palms and whines* "Whyyyy. Why so many tabs??" *moaning and unintelligible words*
"It makes no sense. Just close them. Put them in bookmarks or folders. There is no organization. Whyyyyy"
"Oh stop it, this isn't the first time you've seen them. Now shhhh and watch the movie. We have to go back now because you missed Brian being high which is quite honestly a highlight of the movie."
Like last ENFP INTJ drunk moments, INTJ remembers none of this
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones February 28th, 1942 - July 3rd, 1969
Happy 72nd birthday Brian! You’ve been a huge part of my life since I first got into the Stones last June, and I believe that without you, they would never have gotten where they did. You brought so much to the band through your incredible abilities on multiple instruments. You added an essential hint of darkness to Paint it Black with your sitar, turned Lady Jane into an Elizabethan masterpiece with your dulcimer, added a touch of beauty to Ruby Tuesday with your piano and recorder and made No Expectations absolutely breathtaking with your slide guitar. Thank you for everything you brought to the The Rolling Stones and the world of music. We love you and miss you still after nearly forty-five years.
Remembering Brian Epstein today on what would have been his
80th birthday. An incredible human being who achieved so much in his
short life, a man whose remarkable vision and determination changed our world.
Brian Jones, the golden stone, the angel that fell to earth. It’s weird that I know him since half a year only, and that he has a really big impact on my life and my decisions, that he makes me smile, cry, and laugh…Yeah, actually, this is fantastic.