Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein

Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 27 Aug 1967 (aged 32)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Plot Jewish Burial Ground, Section A, Grave H12
Memorial ID 2679 · View Source
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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.

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In Loving Memory of
Brian Epstein
Dearly loved son of
Queenie & Harry Epstein
Who passed away 27th Aug 1967
Aged 32 years

Deeply mourned and sadly missed
by his devoted mother,
brother and all his family

"May his dear soul rest in peace"



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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 2679
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brian Epstein (19 Sep 1934–27 Aug 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 2679, citing Liverpool Long Lane Jewish Cemetery, Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .