christine~ (eppylover) wrote,
christine~
eppylover

A short pre-memorial

After his lecture, the Maharishi invited George and his friends [the Beatles, et al] to join him for his ten-day course in North Wales, where they could learn Transcendental Meditation.

The group accepted his invitation and placed a call to Brian Epstein, hoping he would also come along. For five years the boys had never gone anywhere without their manager or someone appointed by him to look out for them. "It's like going somewhere without your trousers on," John said.

Epstein declined, suggesting he might drive up toward the end of the retreat.

~*~*~
"THE NEPPY"
The Neptune Theatre - Dedicated to Brian Epstein

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There are few reminders of Brian
Epstein left in Liverpool.
A plaque and an oil portrait hang
in the lobby of the Neptune Theater,
which is currently closed for remodeling.

Tony Brown and his portrait for 'The Neppy'
TONY BROWN AND
HIS PORTRAIT FOR
'THE NEPPY'


NEMS Display at Beatles Story Exhibition
Photographs and notes about
Epstein line the wall of
"The Beatles Story Exhibition."



Brian Epstein's headstoneLong Lane Jewish Cemetery
Section A Grave H-12

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Outside of town is the
small Jewish cemetery
where the Epstein family
plot can be found.
"It's the saddest thing," says Glenn Frankel, who visited the cemetery recently. "Brian had finally escaped Liverpool and was back before he was 33. Clive died of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 51. And there is Queenie, who survived all her men and who was pretty miserable at the end of her life (1996), having her golden family fall away."

Queenie Epstein flanked by her little boys Clive and Brian Epstein
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Long Lane Jewish Cemetery, Section A Grave H-12

The epitaph on Epstein's tombstone does not say anything about his life accomplishments. The grave is simple, says Nat Weiss, as befits a man whom he calls a good Jew. "Brian adhered to the best tenets of Judaism, he kept to the highest values of the Jewish faith," he says.

"He was an honest man, extremely fair in his dealings. He was very compassionate and understanding of his fellow man, he believed in mercy and compassion. He was very kind and very generous. He was like a saint in that respect.
Moment Magazine article by Nadine Epstein and Walter Podrazik
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