August 16th, 2010



(Originally posted on mrbrianepstein on December 31, 2004)

PLEASE NOTE: Much of this post has been paraphrased
from the writings of Saki.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThe (erroneous!) conventional wisdom about Brian Epstein is that ~ for all his promotional talents and honesty ~ he was a poor businessman for the Beatles! This widely-believed judgment is based just on one 1964 agreement, whereby Epstein trusted the weak advice of an otherwise highly-regarded gentleman, and was chewed up by sharks ... in the brand-new, completely uncharted waters of mass merchandising (of Top 40 pop stars).

From Saki : "To criticize Epstein for being ripped off on merchandising in 1964 is like criticizing The Wright Brothers for not using jet engines on their planes."

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