Sunday, August 27, 2017
One of the saddest days in Beatles history
The top photo was taken earlier in the day. The Beatles were carefree and happy and laughing about something. Then the phone call that changed their lives came through: Brian Epstein had died. You can see the pain on their faces -- the guys and the ladies. They loved Brian and saw him an a mentor and friend. He was the best man at their weddings (except for Paul), and gave all of himself to them. I am not sure if August 27, 1967 is the single saddest day in the history of the Beatles (finding out that Stu had died is up there as well), but it is one of the saddest and the day that began the ultimate break up of the Beatles.