The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein to be honoured with statue in Liverpool

music news 22/02/2022

The man famous for discovering the Beatles is set to finally be honoured in Liverpool.

Brian Epstein, signed and manged the band after seeing the perform at The Cavern Club in 1961

Epstein sadly passed away in 1967, his absence being talked about and felt in the recent Disney+ series 'The Beatles: Get Back' with unseen footage around the making of the Beatles' 1970 album and film, Let It Be.

Speaking with The BBC, Jane Robbins, one of the statue’s sculptors and Paul McCartney’s cousin, said "[Paul] said a few rude words but we were at a family party and I had the photos of the final clay on my phone."

“I showed him the photograph and he said ‘bleep, bleep, bleep Janie, that’s dead good like’. He spent several minutes looking at it and he was delighted.”

A date for the statues reveal is set to be released in the next few months.

Along with the statue, Epstein is also set to be immortalised with his own biopic, titled 'Midas Man'. The film will chart the entrepreneur’s huge influence on pop music within the 1960s and feature the fab four.