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Remembering Brian Epstein, 50 years after the death of the Beatles’ manager

The Beatles Story in Liverpool has launched a new exhibit today, to honour the life and achievements of Brian Epstein, 50 years after the untimely death of The Beatles’ manager.

Brian Samuel Epstein passed away on 27th August 1967 during the height of the Summer of Love, at the age of 32. The Beatles were in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when they received the news. Brian will be remembered for introducing The Beatles to a global audience and helping them to spread their message of love around the world.

Going onto permanent display is Brian Epstein’s original wool and cashmere coat, a set of handwritten lyrics by Brian (which were never used by The Beatles), a fragment of original note paper, press cuttings and a draft letter from Brian to The Beatles circa March 1967.

The items will be exhibited within a newly refurbished NEMS area of the main exhibition at the Albert Dock. The room itself is a tribute to the Epstein family business, North End Music Stores, which Brian successfully managed during the 1950s.

The Liverpudlian entrepreneur first discovered The Beatles in November 1961 during a lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club. The group signed a management contract with Brian shortly afterwards, and he eventually got them signed to record with EMI. In addition to handling the Beatles’ business affairs, Epstein would often step in to mediate their personal disputes and is arguably the closest claimant for the title of ‘The Fifth Beatle’.

Joe Flannery, booking officer for The Beatles and lifelong friend of Brian Epstein said: “Brian was a strict business man who first got involved with The Beatles when he was running NEMS in Liverpool city centre. He truly loved The Beatles, and he […]

August 22nd, 2017|News|

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 33 – 8-20 August– 2017

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August 22nd, 2017|Footfall, News|

The Bentley to Officially Open in September 2017

The Bentley, on the junction of the Strand and Brunswick Street Liverpool City Centre, above Tom Hall’s Tavern has been coming together over the past 7 months. Anyone who commutes or drives along the Strand will have spotted a lot of activity going on and now it’s time to open the doors.

August 17th, 2017|News|

Liverpool BID Update August 2017

The Liverpool BID Company works on behalf of our BID members to provide added value and champion their voice to partners within the city. To help keep our members informed of our progress and the things we are representing them on; we produce a monthly update.

August 17th, 2017|News|

Metquarter announces Lambretta Clothing Pop-up

Iconic Mod-inspired clothing brand Lambretta has revealed a pop-up store in Liverpool’s premium retail and leisure destination, Metquarter.

August 16th, 2017|News|

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 32 – 7-13 August– 2017

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August 16th, 2017|Footfall, News|

Liverpool BID Company launches security initiatives to improve safety on city streets

Liverpool BID Company launches the first of a series of support measures to improve safety for its BID businesses, their customers and visitors during evenings.

August 15th, 2017|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Tiger Rock Hawker brings a taste of East Asia to Liverpool city centre

Tiger Rock Hawker has opened its door to the public at its highly-anticipated Liverpool City Centre site.

August 14th, 2017|News|

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 31 – 31 July – 6 August– 2017

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 31 – 24-30 July – 2017

August 9th, 2017|Footfall, News|

Deadline looms for Merseyside Independent Business Awards 2017

Local businesses have less than a week to enter this year’s Merseyside Independent Business Awards.

August 7th, 2017|News|