Beatles' manager and impresario. Born Liverpool. Homosexual and artistic, briefly studied at RADA, then joined the family retail business. Involved in the local music scene he spotted the Beatles and became their manager in 1961. He created a management company NEMS (named after his family's record shop, North East Music Stores) and went on to sign other Liverpudlian favourites: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, the Fourmost, the Big Three, etc. In 1963 he moved NEMS to London, to the Monmouth Street office. Great success followed but his personal life was troubled and, after one failed suicide attempt in 1966, he was found dead in 1967 at home, 24 Chapel Street, Belgravia. In 1998 Paul McCartney said 'If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian'.
Person | Male Born 19/9/1934 Died 27/8/1967
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Brian Epstein - W1
The period that Epstein and his company, NEMS, occupied these offices was fro...
Brian Epstein - WC2
Unveiled by Cilla Black. The Cerynitis or Golden Hind originates in Greek ...
Ringo Starr and Brian Epstein
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Opera singer. Born near Kilmarnock, Scotland. Started singing as a boy and came to London to study to become a professional tenor. Sang the first English productions of 'Don Giovanni' and 'The Ma...
A Tuesday night club that attracted students from two nearby art colleges: Central School and St Martins. Some claim it was the birthplace of New Romanticism.
Steve Peregrin Took
Born Eltham as Stephen Ross Porter, His new name came from The Hobbit. Original founder in 1967 of Tyrannosaurus Rex with Bolan. Died, aged 31 years, after choking on a cocktail cherry at home at 1...
Sir Julius Benedict
Conductor and composer. Born Stuttgart. Settled in London in 1834. His works include the opera The Lily of Killarney. Died at home, 2 Manchester Square.
Actor, singer and songwriter. Born in New York, son of actor Jack Cassidy. He became a teenage idol playing Keith Partridge in the television musical show 'The Partridge Family'. He found it diffic...
Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre, TV & Radio, USA