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They should have known better: no blue plaque for ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein

Thursday, August 29, 2013

He may have discovered the Beatles, but even with a little help from his friends, Brian Epstein’s legacy is being overlooked.For the past six years Geoffrey Ellis — an old friend who worked with Epstein while he was managing the Beatles in the Sixties before his death in 1967 — has been trying to persuade English Heritage to put a blue plaque on the house in Belgravia where the man Paul McCartney described as the “Fifth Beatle” lived and died.

Ellis, author of I Should Have Known Better: A Life in Pop Management, first contacted English Heritage in 2007, making the case for Epstein’s cultural impact and the fact that his promotion of the Beatles had resulted in “literally millions — possibly billions — of pounds flooding into this country”.

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Source: London Evening Standard

Photo Credit: Associated Newspapers

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