A Statue for Brian Epstein
Honouring the Life of the Man Who Gave Us The Beatles
Brian Epstein was one of the most important and influential men of the sixties music scene and is credited for taking the Beatles to national and international fame on a scale never seen before.
The Beatles’ early success has been attributed to Epstein’s management and sense of style and it was perhaps inevitable that he would ultimately become known as “The Fifth Beatle”. Of course, Epstein also managed several other musical artists such as Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black, The Remo Four & The Cyrkle.
However, despite his immense contribution, there has never been any formal recognition and celebration of his incredible accomplishments. Until now that is!
A song has been written to spearhead a campaign to raise funds to have a statue erected in Liverpool honouring the life of Brian Epstein, and we need to raise the £70,000 to complete the project.
The campaign has the full backing of the Epstein family as well as some very high profile supporters including Mike McCartney, Andy McCluskey of OMD, Freda Kelly (who ran The Beatles fan club), Billy J Kramer, Ian McNabb, Ian Prowse and Gerry Marsden, to mention just a few. Henry Epstein, Brian’s nephew, said “You have our gratitude and the full backing of the Epstein family behind you and what you are trying to achieve with this song”. The statue itself is being created by sculptor Tom Murphy who was responsible for the striking representation of John Lennon in the airport named after him in Liverpool.
To help raise the funds to pay for the statue, some of Liverpool’s famous celebrities and other singers from around the UK are coming on board to sing and record a song composed by Bob Pitt. It is hoped the song will be released in the Autumn of 2014 with all proceeds going towards the statue. Billy Kinsley of The Merseybeats, and who was also managed by Brian Epstein, will be producing this song. We’ve already got some huge names signed up and on board and we will be inviting more to join us.
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Breaking Eppy News: The fabulous breaking news about the Eppy song, is that we have now secured a Worldwide distribution deal, in both digital download & CD format. It is also being released on a brand new record label formed called very fittingly “Eppy Records” and we will now be releasing the song in early February ’15 – Team Eppy would also like to thank a very special man for making this all happen, you know who you are…..
This is a monumental achievement for “Team Eppy” for whom I cannot say “Thank you” enough. and also to all those people, who have kindly showed their support for this honourable campaign by recording their vocals and music onto this song in honour of Brian Epstein, to help raise the cash needed to have a statue erected in Liverpool City Centre. We need to also thank all the studios and engineers who have supported us and all the media, but especially, all our friends and family, who stuck by us from the beginning, when this was all just a pipedream.
Bay TV Liverpool follows the OMD frontman at the Motor Museum recording studios. You can watch here:
Read the full article here: Epstein Statue Fund: 1980s OMD superstar Andy McCluskey adds his voice to the Song For Epstein (opens new window/tab).