A British TV documentary will shock Beatles fans with claims the Fab Four fathered a string of children before they married.

The CHANNEL FIVE network alleges the group's manager Brian Epstein provided prostitutes for John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr before his untimely death in 1967 of a drug overdose.

TONY BARROW, the publicist for the band between 1963 and 1966, reveals, "There are women in Liverpool who had children fathered by Beatles. The just never kissed and told."

The documentary claims Epstein paid off the mothers to keep them quiet after their brief affairs with the rockers.

29/11/2004 13:27