A walk up Mathew Street
” I was immediately struck by their music, their beat, and their sense of humour on stage – and, even afterwards, when I met them, I was struck again by their personal charm. And it was there that, really, it all started” – Brian Epstein
They were allowed past the queue, and were greeted over the PA by Bob Wooler, the resident DJ.
After the performance
By the end of end of the meal, Brian Epstein’s concentrated thinking had been crystallised into a singular question: “Should I manage them?” he blurted out.
The answer was, of course, obvious, making the rest, as they say, history…
A month later he was their manager.
Brian gave them their suited look and got them a recording contract . However, he was not a natural negotiator. His business deals in the early years of their career often left a lot to be desired. Brian died of a drug overdose in 1967, Shortly before his contract with the band was due to expire. This lead to speculation his death may not have been an accident – Contrary, that is, to the official verdict recorded at the inquest.