Sep. 19, 1934 Liverpool Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool Merseyside, England
Aug. 27, 1967 London City of London Greater London, England
Music Businessman. He gamed fame and notoriety as the manager of the seminal and popular rock music band "The Beatles". Born in Liverpool, England, he was managing the record department in his father's furniture store when he discovered the Beatles playing only a few streets away in the Cavern Club. A failed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art actor, he used his natural flair to smarten up the Beatles' image to make them more accessible to a larger audience. While criticized now for his lack of business acumen, his marketing skills were extremely successful, and he played a still under-rated part in developing the Beatles for their eventual world-wide audience. The stress of managing the world's first supergroup took its toll, and he withdrew into drink, pills, and violent gay relationships (homosexual behavior was illegal in Britain in the mid-1960s). After several failed suicide attempts, his body was discovered in the bedroom of his Chapel Street apartment, the victim of an accidental overdose of sedatives at the age of 32.
Cause of death: Accidental overdose
Burial: Everton Cemetery Everton Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool Merseyside, England Plot: Jewish burial ground Section A grave H12
Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2679
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I've often referred to you as a managerial genius. You were responsible for putting The Beatles in the right place, at the right time. It's not that I think they wouldn't have made it big, otherwise - but I am convinced that their fresh new look and sound...(Read more) -
Al Tavers Added: Mar. 9, 2016