miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2013

Andrew Loog Oldham calls for street to be named after Beatles manager Brian Epstein

Former Rolling Stones Manager Andrew Loog Oldham has called for a street in Liverpool to be named after Brian Epstein, the impresario who guided The Beatles to the top of the charts and international fame.

Brian gave Andrew, who has just released his new book Stone Free, his first break into the world of showbiz when he hired him as an assistant to help handle his growing team of pop talent.

Mercurial Brian Epstein was the businessman who created the Merseybeat and launched The Beatles to stardom in the 1960's before creating a stable of hit makers including Cilla Black and Gerry And The Pacemakers.

Record producer Andrew said it is great that there is now a theatre named after him but thinks it's wrong that there is no street named after Epstein, who died nearly fifty years ago at the height of Beatlemania.

Speaking at the Liverpool Sound City festival, Andrew, 69 said: "I've been walking round Liverpool and it doesn't seem right that we can't walk up Epstein Street or Brian Epstein Avenue.

"Brian did an amazing thing for Liverpool in terms of putting it on the world map.

"The Beatles and then Merseybeat conquered the world and there should be a fitting tribute to celebrate his impact.

"Music fans in the US wanted to visit Liverpool for the first time and that legacy can be seen today in the tourists who flock to the city.

"We have this Epstein Theatre and its great, but we need a more public and official tribute."
by Pierce King

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