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Friday, April 6, 2018
Brian Epstein bio series to hum with Lennon-McCartney tunes

Bravo's "The Fifth Beatle," on the life story of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein, is still months off and details as to where it will shoot are scant, but a production company executive has offered a glimpse at plans for the limited series. The project is also notable for having secured rights to the music of Lennon and McCartney.

Source: Variety
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
New edition of As Time Goes By by Derek Taylor published

Alongside their manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin, Derek Taylor, who passed away in 1997, was one of the group's inner circle. His autobiography "As Time Goes By" was first published in 1973, and has now been republished with a new introduction written by pop culture chronicler Jon Savage.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Bravo's series adaptation of The Fifth Beatle will include songbook

Bravo is adapting Vivek J. Tiwary 's graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story as a miniseries, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has access to the Lennon-McCartney, and hopefully some of the Harrisong catalog. The graphic novel detailed the untold story of the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.

Source: Den of Geek
Monday, March 12, 2018
Original Beatles drummer Pete Best to appear at San Diego Beatles Fair

Often called the fifth Beatle, Pete Best was a member of the Fab Four between 1960 and 1962. Then the band, with the help of manager Brian Epstein, decided to replace Best with Ringo Starr. Pete and his brother Roag Best will be performing, answering questions and signing autographs at the San Diego Beatles Fair on March 30 and 31.

Source: KNSD TV 7, San Diego
Friday, March 9, 2018
Limited series biopic on Brian Epstein coming to TV

Bravo is developing a TV series based on the life of Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager who helped steer them to fame from the early 1960s until his death of an accidental drug overdose in August 1967 at the age of 32. The project is based on "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story," the graphic novel penned by Vivek J. Tiwary.

Source: Variety
Friend and colleague of Brian Epstein passes away at 87

Geoffrey Ellis, who worked closely with the Beatles and Brian Epstein during the 60's has passed away, aged 87. Ellis was contacted in 1963 by his childhood friend Epstein to help with the Beatles' first US trip, and left his job to help Epstein manage his quickly expanding business empire, becoming chief administrator of Epstein's NEMS Enterprises.

Source: M Magazine, UK
Friday, March 2, 2018
Beatles would have been even bigger had Brian Epstein lived longer

One man who knows more about Brian Epstein than most is Andrew Lancel, who played him in Brian Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles in the West End and on a national tour, and who's back in Brian's shoes in Cilla - The Musical. "He had so much more to do," says Andrew, "I think he'd have made both The Beatles and Cilla even bigger."

Source: The Sunday Post, Dundee
Friday, January 19, 2018
Theatre Review: Cilla - The Musical

Cilla - The Musica honors the legacy of Cilla Black. The story of the loveable Liverpool girl's rise to fame is told heartwarmingly and vocals are delivered without fault across the cast. Andrew Lancel gives a strong performance as Brian Epstein, who portrays with great presence Epstein's struggle at balancing his demons with his work.

Source: Kent Online, UK
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Beatles ex-staffer invited to catch up with Paul McCartney in Australia

Former Londoner Joanne Petersen, who was the personal assistant for Beatles manager Brian Epstein in the 1960s, has received an invitation to catch up with a friend and former work mate, Paul McCartney, while's he on tour in Australia. She says it has been nearly 40 years since she has seen him and there is a lot to catch up on.

More: Brian Epstein  Source: ABC News, Australia
Monday, October 9, 2017
Speakers selected for Beatles at the Ridge 2018 Symposium

In celebration of John Lennon's 77th birthday, Lennon expert and biographer, Jude Southerland Kessler announced the Beatles at the Ridge guest speakers for the Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium 2018 in Walnut Ridge, AR. Slated for September 14-15, 2018, it is the educational component for the two-day music festival.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 18, 2016
Good Ol' Freda documentary to be screened at Beatles festival

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Beatles at the Ridge 2016 will feature the award-winning film "Good Ol' Freda," the story of Freda Kelly, the official Beatles Fan Club Secretary for the duration of The Beatles' career. The film was released in 2013 to great acclaim at South By Southwest, and since then, it has won award after award.

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Monday, April 18, 2016
NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans educates and entertains

Last weekend, the largest Fest for Beatles Fans since the 50th Anniversary New York Metro fest in 2014 rocked on in Rye Brook, NY. Record crowds, jamming the highway exits for 45 minutes on Saturday morning, flocked to the Fest's lovely new location to take part in comfortable annual rituals and exciting new offerings.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, January 25, 2016
Beatles Fan Club Secretary to speak at Beatles symposium

Freda Kelly, the official Beatles Fan Club Secretary for the duration of The Beatles' career will be the Honored Guest of the symposium presented by GRAMMY Museum of Mississippi and Delta State University. The film "Good Ol' Freda," will be shown on Saturday, 2 April and Ms. Kelly will speak to attendees and answer questions.

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Monday, August 31, 2015
The Beatles and Elvis Presley

Shortly before 6 p.m. on August 27, 1965, I got a call from Beatles road manager Mal Evans. "Get over to the house right away-we're going to see Elvis." The historic visit was to take place at Elvis' mansion in Bel Air. But then he added the disappointing kicker: "Brian says no photographers or tape recorders. Everything is off the record."

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Liverpudlians reveal new Beatles stories at Beatlefest panels

At the Los Angeles Fest for Beatles Fans held October 10 thru 12 at the LA Airport Marriott hotel, there were several panel discussions that offered new stories into the early days of the Beatles in Liverpool as experienced by a diverse group of Liverpudlians, including Julia Baird, John Lennon's half-sister and Angie and Ruth McCartney.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, June 30, 2014
Epstein actor unveils Blue Plaque celebrating life of Beatles manager

TV and stage actor Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street and The Bill) joined special guests in London on Sunday to unveil a prestigious Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque to celebrate the life of Beatles' Manager, Brian Epstein. The invite was particularly poignant for the Southport actor who resumes the role of Brian...

Source: Beatles News Blog
Beatles historian honors Brian Epstein at Blue Plaque unveiling

Brian Epstein was honored on Sunday in London with the unveiling of a Blue Plaque on the building from which he managed the Beatles between 1964-1967. Keynote speaker for the event was humorist/producer and Beatles scholar Martin Lewis, who ran the 15-year campaign to get Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, May 9, 2014
Beatles scholar Martin Lewis quits as emcee of Beatlefest conventions

After 22 years and 56 conventions, producer/humorist and Beatles scholar Martin Lewis, who was a protege of Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, has stepped down from his role as Master of Ceremonies of the Beatlefest conventions held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston and Orlando.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New video clip presents entire Brian Epstein Hall of Fame Induction

A video clip newly-posted on YouTube gives admirers of the Beatles and Brian Epstein an opportunity to hear first-hand the induction of the Beatles manager into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th. It is highly probable this will be truncated when shown on HBO, making this the only unedited record of the historic event.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pattie Boyd Harrison remembers night Beatles heard Brian had died

At today's "A Salute to Brian Epstein" discussion panel at the NYC Fest for Beatles Fans, Pattie Boyd Harrison talked about the evening she found out Brian had died. She said, "They as a group would never be the same. I'll never forget the look on the Beatles face's that they would have to look after themselves."

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Man who brought Beatles to America to be remembered in NYC

On Wednesday, February 12, family, friends and artists will come together to celebrate the life of and to pay tribute to Sid Bernstein, the legendary promoter also known as "the man who brought The Beatles to America" and "The Father of the British Invasion" at The Cutting Room in New York City.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, January 10, 2014
Fans to share evening of intimate conversation with Beatles friends

On Thursday, February 6, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first weekend in America, New York's 92nd Street Y will present an evening of intimate conversation with some of the Beatles' friends - Peter Asher, Donovan, Billy J. Kramer, Freda Kelly and Vince Calandra, moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Beatles scholar on the recognition finally of Brian Epstein

I am thrilled and delighted that 15 years after the campaign was launched to have Brian Epstein honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it is finally going to happen. The most under-sung hero across the Beatles' universe, without Brian Epstein's passionate belief in them, the Beatles' genius might well have gone undiscovered by the world.

More Information  Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Saturday, November 2, 2013
New book reveals Lennon never forced to choose between mum and dad

Acclaimed Beatles historian and author Mark Lewisohn has changed the course of Beatles history in his new book, "Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years," that goes places no other Beatles book has ever gone before, changing the way you see the Beatles in so many ways, providing answers for questions long asked by Beatles fans.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gerry Marsden appears at hotel that honors Brian Epstein

Last Tuesday, Channel 5's The Hotel Inspector TV series featured Epstein House, a charming 8 room hotel in Anfield, right behind Liverpool's Anfield Stadium. Gerry Marsden and Sam Leach were in attendance. Also attending the event was the Liverpool Lord Mayor Gary Millar who took a strong interest because he co-owns a recording studio and has produced several albums. Epstein House features one of the largest private collections of Brian Epstein memorabilia outside of the Epstein family.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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