Behind every great band or artist is a person or team of people who, one way or another, help guide them to the greatness they inevitably achieved. Even The Beatles can’t escape this distinction: Brian Epstein, their first manager, played a pivotal role in their rise to international superstardom in the 1960s.
Epstein, whose death occurred on August 27, 1967 due to a tragic drug overdose, helped define the Beatles as the world would come to know them and helped transform John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from a scruffy band of misfits into the squeaky-clean studs that set the pop music landscape on fire.
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