Countdown to November 9th
November 9, 1961 – Brian Epstein Meets the Beatles at the Cavern Club for the first time. Brian went to the Cavern Club to see the Beatles, initially to ask about where to obtain the
record they had made in Hamburg with Tony Sheridan.
November 9, 2021 – The Brian Epstein Legacy Project marks this special date in history with a special celebration of Brian's legacy and the mission. We'll have project updates along the way!
There are over 70 statues of The Beatles around the world, but none of their iconic manager, without whom the band would never have made such a phenomenal and ongoing impact. We aim to rectify that. So our vision is to realize a world first: a statue of Brian, The Fifth Beatle, and one of the world's great creative individuals.
Brian united the world in the most powerfully sustaining way, not just through The Fab 4, but through his nurturing of the wider music scene in Liverpool at the time. Artists such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, The Moody Blues and The Chants were all part of his roster of incredible talent.
He gave pride to his community and his impact on the world is overwhelmingly positive. Yet his beautiful smiling face is unknown to so many around the world - this is why he needs a statue. His legacy is also largely unseen, even though his impact on popular culture is incalculable. As Andrew Lancel says in our campaign video, Brian had a hand in changing the world. This is why he needs this memorial. He needs to stay amongst us.
English actor Andrew Lancell gives his support
to The Brian Epstein Legacy Project.
Andrew performed in the role of Brian Epstein in the stage play Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles. He returned to the role of Brian Epstein in the touring production Cilla - The Musical.
OUR VISION: "To see the world 'come together" over Brian's vision that gave us The Beatles"
A Message From The Epstein Family
Brian was a modest and reserved man, but as a family we are in no doubt that he, alongside his brother Clive and his parents Queenie and Harry, would have been immensely touched by the consistent efforts to pay tribute to his contribution to The Beatles and to the City of Liverpool through this statue.
His short but intense life is living history – and like history itself, it’s a story about a man at a certain time and place.
A book by Mark Lewishon called All These Years offers an amazing insight into the rich puzzle of people, families and chance events that gave birth to The Beatles and helped shape the unique character of this city – a magical melting pot where positive energy, endeavor and talent meet and creative sparks fly.
Long may it continue!
And once again, thank you for all your efforts.
THE EPSTEIN FAMILY
A Message From The
Cilla had one true love, her Bobby, but Brian came a close second. He moulded and shaped her career, which helped her become one of the UK’s biggest entertainers.
Right through her life, Cilla kept a picture of Brian on her desk in her office in London and never forgot his commitment to her.
So here is a short message from her boys:
Sorry we cannot be with you today, but just to say that we wish Marie, Andy, Bill, Tom and the team all the best with their endeavors for the statue for Brian.
THE WILLIS FAMILY
Edwards & Emma Rogers
Meet The Brian Epstein Legacy Project Team
The Brian Epstein Legacy Project Team have a wealth of experience and expertise across public art, publishing, theatre production, the local Beatles industry, social media, business counseling and fundraising expertise. Collectively they have a strong desire to ensure the project is successful and are passionate that a lasting tribute to Brian and all he achieved in the history of popular music should be created in Liverpool to celebrate his role in history.
The Team includes cultural campaigner and activist Tom Calderbank and is the Project Manager. Beatles’ fan Marie Darwin who was part of a group who campaigned for a plaque to be placed on the birthplace of Brian Epstein. Beatles’ historians, researchers and authors Kevin and Julie Roach, and son Robert. Larry Sidorczuk was the personal assistant to the late Joe Flannery, Brian Epstein’s original business partner and bookings manager. Bill Elms, a producer of the smash hit play Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, which was staged in Liverpool and London’s West End. And the man who turns the imagined in to the tangible and the dream into reality, the renowned Sculptor – Andy Edwards.
We would like to take the opportunity to welcome two new Team Members; Ralph Kluseman; Ralph is the President of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame & Museum. He is also a business counsellor for the Northeast Iowa Small Business Development. He has recently joined the team as Social Media Advisor/Manager (USA based).
Kim Laycock is the newest member of our team, working closely with Ralph as Social Media Manager (UK based) and as Social Media Intern to Ralph Kluseman. Kim has worked as a Producer of large scale arts events, festivals and projects throughout Europe. She is a visual artist and is currently undergoing intensive training in Social Media with @TechPixies. TechPixies Award-Winning Social Media Training.
If you're interested in making a donation go to: www.thefifthbeatlestory.com. Please, share legacy mission with your friends and family around the world. We'd like to see the whole world 'come together' over the vision of Brian that gave us The Beatles.
Amongst us are the team that produced the celebrated Beatles statue on the Liverpool Waterfront, so you're in safe hands...
The fifth Beatle -- the birth of the Beatles, impossible dreams
Vivek J. Tiwary | TEDxFultonStreet
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The untold story of the birth of the Beatles, lessons to be learned from their visionary manager Brian Epstein, and how to apply them to realize your own wildest dreams - as told by Vivek J. Tiwary, Tony-winning producer, and impossible dreamer.
Reach out 24/7 and "HELP" us reach our goal. We're excited to have you join us in this mission. Together we will celebrate the contributions of Brian that made this a beautiful world.
Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television, and graphic novels. His productions have earned 25 Tony Awards. He is the producer and writer of “The Fifth Beatle,” a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. “The Fifth Beatle” has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is in development to shoot in 2014. “The Fifth Beatle” will be produced by Academy Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen.