Brian Epstein was the music world’s best-known impresario, manager of the Beatles.
Brian Samuel Epstein was born on September 19, 1934 in Liverpool into a middle-class background.
While on National Service, Epstein underwent cruel (though at the time compulsory) army psychiatric treatment for his homosexuality.
He spent three terms at London’s RADA before returning to a more modest retail position at his father’s Liverpool furniture business. Later Brian opened a record section in the music department, which proved a big success. So, the young entrepreneur soon opened his own separate branch, North East Music Stores, later an enormous music-business empire. On 9 November 1961 Epstein met The Beatles in The Cavern Club.