The Fifth Beatle
The Fifth Beatle - Trailer
Year 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Brian Epstein was the manager of the biggest pop band in the world, The Beatles, for five years until his death in 1967. He was a musical impresario who knew genius when he first laid eyes on it and it was down to him these four lads from Liverpool sold more than 600 million records across the globe. But behind all that, he was suffering intensely from his own personal troubles; his sexuality just about ostracised him from society, alienating him so much that he never found love or, indeed, acceptance. He subsequently became addicted to amphetamines, began taking cannabis and developed insomnia which was not curbed by frequent visits to the Priory Clinic and led him to his death at the young age of thirty-two when he was found alone, locked in his bedroom. According to Paul McCartney, 'If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.'
'The Fifth Beatle' is a brand new graphic novel based on the life of one of the most visionary music entrepreneurs in the world. It has been written by Tony-winning Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary ('American Idiot', 'The Addams Family') who will also produce the upcoming film adaptation that is currently in development. It is released through Dark Horse Comics' M Press Books and has been lovingly illustrated by Andrew C. Robinson ('King Conan', 'Starman', 'Superman'). It will be released on November 19th 2013.
Starring: Brian Epstein, Beatles
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