6 of 10 portraits of Brian Epstein
by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 6 October 1964
Given by Godfrey Argent, 1999
Sitterback to top
- Brian Epstein (1934-1967), Pop impresario; manager of The Beatles. Sitter in 10 portraits.
Artistsback to top
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Tinker, Christopher, Speak its Name! - Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women, 2016, p. 132
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold 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.
InternationalThe 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.
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