Today, 48 years ago – the tragic loss of Brian Epstein – Beatles manager, promoter and #1 fan died in London just days before his thirty-third birthday.
The news erupted from the radio like an unwelcomed intruder that Sunday afternoon. My parents and I were visiting my aunt and uncle that week-end and I had retreated to the confined a bedroom and to the soothing sounds of rock and roll when I learned of Brian’s passing. It was shocking.
What I did not realize it was also the end of the Fabs as we had grown to know and love them. They were in Wales attending a meditation conference and rushed backed to London, to questions, to a world which was not so safe for them any more.
Within a year they were truly splintered, divorces, break up with a long term girlfriend, business interest at peril, so many stabs…
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