© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios Click on the links below to find out more
5 x 4 inch film negative, 6 October 1964
Given by Godfrey Argent, 1999
- Brian Epstein (1934-1967), Pop impresario; manager of The Beatles. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Baron Studios (active 1954-1974). Artist associated with 1297 portraits.
- Rex Coleman, Photographer. Artist associated with 970 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Pop impresario. Epstein, photographed here with David Wynne's bronze sculpture of the Beatles, was the band's first manager. He became aware of their popularity while in charge of the record section at the NEMS Store where he worked in Liverpool. Epstein saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern in 1962, and shortly afterwards, signed to manage their meteoric rise to fame.
Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops
begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.