Today, Wednesday, September 19, 1934 in The Beatles History, the man who became The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was born!
Epstein was born at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, England. He was the first of two sons born to Harry and Malka (known to all as Queenie) Epstein. Rodney Street was an affluent area of the city known at the time for its concentration of doctors.
The Epstein family were descended from Lithuanian Jews who arrived in England in the 1890s, and ran a furniture and goods store later known as NEMS – North End Music Stores.
Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961 during a lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club. He was instantly impressed and saw great potential in the group. Epstein was rejected by nearly all major recording companies in London, until he secured a meeting with George Martin, head of EMI's Parlophone label. In May 1962, Martin agreed to sign the Beatles, partly because of Epstein's conviction that the group would become internationally famous.
Paul McCartney said, "If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian."
Brian would have been 84.
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