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Fundraising single to help campaign for Brian Epstein statue

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Campaigners hoping to erect a statue in honour of Beatles manager Brian Epstein are recruiting a host of Merseyside celebrities to help. Bob Pitt, a presenter on community radio station Mersey Radio, has written a song celebrating the life of the man credited with discovering the Beatles.

He said he has already enlisted the help of stars including Brian Nash from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Gary Christian and Mike McCartney to record the song, with proceeds going towards the £70,000 needed to build the statue. Bob said: “I was on the radio show interviewing Sam Leach, who got The Beatles their early gigs before Brian Epstein, and afterwards he asked me if I could help out. “I decided to write a song celebrating Brian’s life and see if we could get the great and the good to sing it. “Then it started to take on a life of its own.”

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Source: Liverpool Echo

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