Fix­ing a plaque — trib­ute to Bea­tles man­ager Brian

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

BRIAN EP­STEIN, the man fa­mously la­belled the “fifth Bea­tle”, was hon­oured on Sun­day with a Her­itage Foun­da­tion blue plaque at the site of his for­mer of­fices in Lon­don.

Mr Ep­stein signed the un­known band in 1961 and man­aged them at the height of Beatle­ma­nia. He died in 1967 at the age of 32.

Celebri­ties gath­ered on Sun­day to wit­ness the fix­ing of the plaque at the build­ing in Ar­gyll Street, off Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Sir Paul McCart­ney sent a mes­sage pay­ing trib­ute to his for­mer man­ager: “Brian played a very im­por­tant role in guid­ing the ca­reer of us Bea­tles.

“More than that he was a lovely man whose friend­ship we all val­ued and who I will al­ways re­mem­ber with great fond­ness,” he wrote.


Brian Ep­stein ( left) with John, Paul, Ringo and Ge­orge in 1964

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