Brian Epstein

Personal Manager + Impresario
Born Sep 19, 1934

Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for being the manager of the Beatles until his death in 1967. He had also served as manager for Cilla Black, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, the Remo Four, and the Cyrkle.… Read More

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1934 Birth Epstein was born on 19 September 1934 in Rodney Street, Liverpool. … Read More
1945 10 Years Old During World War II, the Epsteins moved to Southport—where two schools expelled Epstein for laziness and poor performance—but returned to Liverpool in 1945. … Read More


1952 17 Years Old In December 1952, Epstein was conscripted to do his national service as a data entry clerk into the Royal Army Service Corps, and was posted to the Albany Street Barracks near Regent's Park in London, where he was often reprimanded for not picking up his army pay.


1955 20 Years Old After returning to Liverpool, he was put in charge of the Clarendon Furnishing shop in Hoylake and was made a director of NEMS in 1955.
1956 21 Years Old In September 1956, he took a trip to London to meet a friend but after being there for only one day, was robbed of his passport, birth certificate, chequebook, wristwatch, and all the money he had on him. … Read More
…  On 3 August 1961, Epstein started a regular music column in the Mersey Beat called "Stop the World—And Listen To Everything In It: Brian Epstein of NEMS". … Read More
The Beatles signed a five-year contract with Epstein on 24 January 1962 which gave Epstein 10-15 per cent of their income.
1963 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The Beatles' hectic schedule kept Epstein very busy between 1963 and 1965 with touring plus television and film work. … Read More
1964 29 Years Old Epstein asked chartered accountant James Trevor Isherwood to set up a company to collect Lennon and McCartney's PRS payments—called Lenmac—which he did on 12 May 1964. … Read More


1965 30 Years Old After settling in London in 1965, Epstein rented an office in Monmouth Street, and later bought the lease of the Saville Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. … Read More
1966 31 Years Old In 1966 Epstein reinvented it as a music venue featuring various US acts.
…  Epstein later renegotiated EMI's royalty rate and, on 27 January 1967, the Beatles signed a new nine-year contract with EMI. … Read More
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