BRIAN EPSTEIN AND THE BEATLES 1964 THE YEAR THAT CHANGED THE WORLD>
Brian Epstein will always be remembered as the man who signed The Beatles.
Brian also went on to manager Gerry and The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, The Fourmost, and Cilla Black.
Together with his stable of pop stars he took on and changed the music industry which had never been done before. Brian Epstein was proud of his Liverpool roots and his musicians, he allowed them to be in control of their creative talents.
Brian was a man of his word and he got a record deal for The Beatles, and everything that came with it.
What is forgotten, is the fact that although John Lennon was 3 years older than George Harrison and viewed him as a ‘kid’, Brian Epstein was only 4 years older than John Lennon, but the trust amongst The Beatles and Brian was a partnership and will probably never be replicated. Brian had achieved so much by the tender age of 27.
John Lennon is famous for saying we are going “To the Topper Most of the Popper Most” little did he know that it was Brian who was going to take them there.
After Brian secured the record deal in 1962, The Beatles soon became the biggest group in the UK and Europe, the next step was to conquer America.
John, Paul, George and Ringo came home to their city triumphant heroes, on the night of 10th July 1964. The fans lined the street starting from Liverpool airport to the Liverpool Town Hall to welcome them home. Roads were closed and all the city’s police force were on call to protect the four local boys, returning to their hometown.
This book includes the guests the four boys wanted to invite to their big day in Liverpool as well as the full guest list to the Civic Reception held at Liverpool Town Hall.
Included for the first-time are unpublished letters from Brian Epstein.
We will also look at the Northern Premiere of their film “A Hard Day’s Night” which was held on the same night at the Liverpool Odeon.
There are many archive documents, including the invitation for The Beatles to have a civic reception held in Liverpool in their honour, which came from a local Councillor, Mr. Eric Heffer in a letter he sent to the Lord Mayor, and that simple request has been overlooked for all these years.
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Dimensions: 210mm x 210mm
- Publisher: Beatles Liverpool and More Publishing Ltd