Sunday, August 28, 2022

Mourning Brian






 Brian Epstein died on August 27, 1967, and on August 28, it was big news around the world.  Fans gathered at his home in London to pay their respects and mourn together. 

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  1. never given the credit the man deserved - rip

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  2. The Long-Awaited Bust Of Brian Epstein Unveiled In Liverpool
    https://newsctrls.com/the-long-awaited-bust-of-brian-epstein-unveiled-in-liverpool/

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  3. While I think Brian Epstein is deserving of a statue, I'm left wondering why Paul McCartney is always the bridesmaid in these sort of tributes. Paul was one half of probably the most important and influential musical collaboration of the twentieth century, yet not only are there two statues of John Lennon in Liverpool, he also has an airport named after him. Where are Paul's? I get the reasoning of John's premature and tragic death but even so. It reminds me how long Paul was inducted into the ridiculous and pretentious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after John. Not only that, George Martin was awarded a knighthood before Paul as were Cliff Richard (duh) and Elton John. Why? Perhaps it doesn't matter to people now that Paul finally has that sort of recognition (if that's important to them). More than fifty years have gone by since Epstein's death. Would it really matter that much to wait a few more years until Paul dies to give him his real due. Or is the city desperate to squeeze as much money while it can from the Beatles legacy. I'll go and make myself a cup of tea now.

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    1. The obvious answer as to why John has gotten the recognition is because he died. After Paul leaves us, the statues and other honors will come. Not that he hasn't received a million honors already. (MarkZaop)

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    2. If you had read it properly I said that about John - obviously. Sure, one statue but half a dozen? Do you also have to be dead for the R&R Hall of Fame? You seem to have missed my point. Paul is a son of Liverpool and has done more for the city than all of them put together. Nice excuse to use the millions of honours Paul has received (and not be dead to actually earn them) but it's irrelevant. John abandoned Liverpool when he went to live in New York. The statue of Brian should be a few yards behind the Beatles statue to provide context in my opinion.

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