The 5th Beatle
Brian Epstein died 50 years ago
The Beatles were a phenomenon during the 60’s, so much that last to this day. Brian Epstein was and still is not as famous as George, John, Paul and Ringo, however, without him there would be no Beatles as we know. Epstein was their dedicated manager that smartly marketed their career through many different things such as clothing, appearances, record deals. There are quite a few people that could be considered the 5th Beatle (and in all justice as for example George Martin) however, Brian Epstein was the one the band choose to call their fifth member. Brian was only 32 years old when he died of a overdose in his house on the 27 of August 1967 shortly after the release of “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”. Some speculation grew around his death, some say it was a suicide in part due to the fact that he was in love with Lennon and couldn’t deal with it not being mutual (Brian was gay and it’s a known fact that he loved Lennon, who used it in his advantage during the early Beatles days), but the accidental overdose it’s still the strongest possibility. The importance of Brian to the balance of the band was immense, how things suddenly crashed down after his death leading to feud and conflict between sort of prove it in a way. Had he been around maybe The Beatles still would end up in turmoil as they did. But who knows.
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