October 18th, 2004

somber

Eric Andersen talks to Spencer Leigh re Brian

  Excerpt: first published in Country Music People for February 2004.

Brian Epstein wanted to get a record deal for me and he said he would find good places for me to play. John Denver was the only person I told because everybody in the folk world would have hated me for going with Brian. I was going to keep it secret until there was a press conference.

I was at the Philadelphia Folk Festival when I found out that he had died. The guy who ran the festival got on stage and said, ‘I have good news for everybody - Brian Epstein has died. He never did anything for folk music and the Beatles never did anything for folk music.’ That is the day that I hated folk music.

People were calling me a folk singer and I rued the day that they called me that because I was so angry. They were so narrow minded and self-righteous and bigoted.

I had to play that night and I felt like walking off into the woods. I completely trusted Brian Epstein and I was devastated by his death.”

The entire article on Mr Anderson USED TO BE at http://www.spencerleigh.demon.co.uk/ericandersen.htm ...

...but, since that page has been deleted, you can find the cached page via the web.archive.org Wayback Machine


Scarf envy!

BRIAN's NAME MENTIONED IN BEATLES CARTOON SERIES

Trivia anyone?
The only time* Brian Epstein was mentioned in the old 60's Beatles cartoon TV show was in Episode 3A, "PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN" (locale - Africa)
Summary: The Beatles are all out of money and starving, thanks to Ringo buying rings that are immediately handshaken off him.

Ringo attempts to "wire" Brian Epstein by drumming on a log! However, he forgets to reverse the charges.

Dialogue from George: "If the operator wants ten pounds, I'll give her ten pounds!" (Grabs stick from Ringo and "pounds" the log) "One, two, three - "

The postman finally arrives, during their concert, but instead of money they receive an overdue notice from the Liverpool Light Company.

-(posted in newsgroups rec.arts.animation and rec.music.beatles by Howard Fein on 7/9/2004)

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*Eppylover correction: A Beatle fan's webpage claimed there was indeed another mention of Brian in one other episode in this series, Thank You Girl. However, when I found it on YouTube, "Brian" turned out to be an unnamed, unseen man sitting in a pink chair All you can see is a hand holding a cigar. The voice was distinctly American. Please see THIS POST for details.
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