Brian Epstein

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Business Leader(c. 1934–c. 1967)
Brian Epstein discovered and then managed the Beatles until his death in 1967.

Synopsis

Brian Epstein was managing a Liverpool record store when he first heard the Beatles. He became their manager in 1962 and secured deals for them with Decca and Parlophone records. Epstein was successful in helping to introduce the Beatles to the world, but the pressure of managing the band seemed to wear on him, and he died in 1967, from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills.

Profile

Band manger, record store owner. Born in Liverpool, England.Credited by many with discovering the Beatles, Brian Epstein was managinga Liverpool record store when he first heard the band. He became theirmanager in 1962 and secured deals for them with Decca and Parlophone records.Epstein was successful in helping to introduce the Beatles to the world,but his lack of experience brought many missed marketing opportunities.Eventually, the pressure of managing the phenomenally successful bandseemed to be wearing on Epstein. He died in 1967, from an overdose of sleeping pills that was later ruled accidental.

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