A star-studded concert is to be held at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre, to help immortalise Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
The concert is part of a campaign to raise £70,000 to create a statue of the ‘5th Beatle’ in the city centre.
Epstein, who would have been 80 this September, signed The Beatles in his NEMS office in Whitechapel (where Forever 21 is now) on January 24 1962.
The Statue 4 Eppy Concert will take place on Saturday, 28 February, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler, featuring iconic Liverpool artists Ian Prowse, Ian McNabb and Billy Kinsley & Tony Crane with more to be announced.
The concert also marks the official release of the campaign’s song – Our Friend, which features numerous Liverpool artistes including Billy J Kramer, who was managed by Brian at the height of the Merseybeat era.
Statue 4 Eppy’s Fiona Williams said: “Brian Epstein remains one of the most influential people in the history of modern music. Our campaign to create a permanent statue is our opportunity to say thank you to Brian.”
The Statue 4 Eppy Concert. Tickets – £20 on sale at Epstein Theatre box office – 0844 888 4411.