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Brian Epstein Posthumously Honoured In London

29th June 2014

Legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein has been honoured with a special blue plaque tribute in London.Eighties pop star Adam Ant and British actor Andrew Lancel, who portrayed the music mogul in biographical stage play Epstein...

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'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?

By Lauren James | 10th April 2014

Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt,...

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Rolling Stones Manager Sitting Out Hall Of Fame Induction

8th April 2014

The Rolling Stones' former manager Andrew Loog Oldham has announced he'll be a no-show at Thursday's (10Apr14) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after learning museum bosses have only allocated five minutes of...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Helped Producer Land Beatles Music Rights For Epstein Biopic

19th December 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney has been credited with helping Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary score the rights to use the Beatles' music in a planned biopic about legendary Fab Four manager Brian Epstein, after his requests to...

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Vivek Tiwary Scored Personal Beatles Tour For Brian Epstein Research

19th December 2013

Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary landed his very own, custom tour of The Beatles's native Liverpool, England as he researched the life of Fab Four manager Brian Epstein for a planned biopic.Tiwary has been working on...

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Kiss And Nirvana Among 2014'S Hall Of Fame Inductees

17th December 2013

Kiss, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel and the Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein are among the nine honourees who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year (14).In October (13), organisers announced...

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Nirvana, Kiss And Peter Gabriel Among This Year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

By Joe Wilde | 17th December 2013

The inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 have been chosen, with Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt all being honoured in the latest...

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Bring It On Director Takes Charge Of Brian Epstein Biopic

5th December 2013

The much-anticipated biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein now has a director and a start date.Filmmaker Peyton Reed has signed on to direct The Fifth Beatle, which will be based on Vivek J. Tiwary's graphic...

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Peyton Reed To Direct The Fifth Beatle

5th December 2013

Peyton Reed has signed on to direct 'The Fifth Beatle'.The man behind 'Bring It On' and 'The Break-Up' has been announced as director for the film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel,...

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The Fifth Beatle Comic Book To Launch In Italy

25th October 2013

A new graphic novel about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein will debut in Italy as part of the 10th anniversary of the country's Rolling Stone magazine.Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle...

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Billy J. Kramer Fighting To Get Brian Epstein In The Hall Of Fame

18th February 2013

British music legend Billy J. Kramer has launched a new campaign to get his late manager Brian Epstein into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.The rocker, who shared Epstein with his pals the Beatles...

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Brian Epstein

1st November 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch is to play Brian Epstein in a new biopic.The 36-year-old actor will work alongside his 'Sherlock' director Paul McGuigan in the film about the legendary Beatles manager, who was sometimes dubbed the 'fifth...

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Brian Epstein In New Biopic

31st October 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy star Benedict Cumberbatch is teaming up with his Sherlock director Paul Mcguigan to bring Beatles manager Brian Epstein back to life in a new biopic.Cumberbatch will portray the enigmatic svengali in...

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Filmmaker Secures Rights To Use Beatles Songs In Brian Epstein Biopic

11th October 2012

Filmmaker Vivek J. Tiwary has scored a Hollywood first after securing the rights to early BEATLES songs for his upcoming Brian Epstein biopic.His movie about the Fab Four's manager marks the first time a moviemaker...

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Record Breaking Choir Gathering In Liverpool For The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary

By Hayley Avron | 5th October 2012

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first hit song, ‘Love Me Do’ (October 5, 2012). To mark the occasion, a choir of 1631 people gathered in the band’s home town of Liverpool to...

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Brian Epstein Bought 10,000 Copies Of ‘Love Me Do’ To Ensure The Beatles Chart Success

By Joe Wilde | 5th October 2012

A new documentary charting the rise of The Beatles has revealed that the band’s manager, Brian Epstein, was partly responsible for their initially success after he bought 10,000 copies of the group’s first single ‘Love...

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Brian Epstein Bought 10,000 Copies Of 'Love Me Do' To Ensure Beatles Chart Entry

By Michael West | 5th October 2012

It looks like The Beatles single, Love Me Do was always set a chart entry, due to some sneaky sales tactics employed by Brian Epstein, reports Music Week. "He [Brian Epstein] went and he bought...

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Early Ringo Starr Recordings Unearthed

5th September 2012

Recordings by Ringo Starr's first ever band have been found after more than 50 years.The Beatles drummer started out in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes - one of the top bands of the Liverpool scene...

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Brian Epstein's Life To Be Made Into Biopic

3rd June 2011

Legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein's life is to be turned into a biopic, which will unearth secrets about the gay svengali.Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary has been developing the project, titled The Fifth Beatle, for years,...

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Fascinating Fact 7898

27th August 2009

A movie telling the story of THE BEATLES manager BRIAN EPSTEIN and his early years with the band is in the pipeline. A LIFE IN THE DAY was written by Tony Gottelson and will be...

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Fascinating Fact 5937

6th September 2008

ELVIS PRESLEY's application for a concealed-gun permit for the state of California has sold for $81,740 (GBP44,200) at an auction in London. The sale also offered a management contract signed by the BEATLES and BRIAN...

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Beatle's First Contract On Sale

12th August 2008

THE BEATLES' first ever contract with legendary manager BRIAN EPSTEIN is set to fetch a staggering $500,000 (GBP250,000) at auction. The historic document, which launched the Fab Four on the road to global superstardom, was...

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Epstein Memorial Plans Slammed By Pal

1st February 2008

A close friend of former BEATLES manager BRIAN EPSTEIN has slammed plans to build a monument of the music mogul in his Liverpool, England hometown - dismissing the idea as "rubbish". Solicitor Rex Makin is...

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Campaign Launched To Honour Epstein

31st July 2007

A campaign has been launched to have former BEATLES manager BRIAN EPSTEIN inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Music producer Martin Lewis has set up a petition on website to have...

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Merseybeat Drummer Marsden Dies

14th December 2006

GERRY + THE PACEMAKERS drummer FRED MARSDEN has lost his battle with cancer in Southport, England, He was 66. Fronted by Marsden's brother GERRY, his band was the second group signed by BEATLES manager BRIAN...

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Lennon Had 'One Night Stand' With Epstein

28th August 2006

The late JOHN LENNON had a one night stand with THE BEATLES' gay manager BRIAN EPSTEIN in 1963, according to the band's official biographer HUNTER DAVIES. In Davies' forthcoming memoirs THE BEATLES, FOOTBALL AND ME...

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Mccartney's Ex-publicist Wishes Him 'Happy' Birthday

18th June 2006

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's former publicist GEOFF BAKER has wished the star a happy 64th birthday, two years after he was sacked. Baker's 15 year relationship with the ex-BEATLE came to a messy end after a...

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Law/epstein Rumours Rubbished

9th February 2006

Reports British heart-throb JUDE LAW is set to play late BEATLES manager BRIAN EPSTEIN in a biopic have been rubbished by the project's producer. VIVEK TIWARY has written a script for THE FIFTH BEATLE...

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Law To Star In Epstein Biopic

7th February 2006

British heart-throb JUDE LAW is set to play late BEATLES manager BRIAN EPSTEIN in a quirky, hallucinogenic biopic. After years of talks over THE FIFTH BEATLE project, Broadway producer VIVEK TIWARY has written a...

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Lennon Blamed Mccartney For Beatles Break Up

18th November 2005

JOHN LENNON blamed SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's hatred of his wife YOKO ONO for the break up of THE BEATLES, according to a previously unheard interview with the IMAGINE star recorded in 1970. In the...

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