The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Brian Epstein

Induction category: Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement


Brian Epstein served as the Beatles manager from January 1962 until his death in 1967, and helped shape a vision for a modern rock and roll band. Born in Liverpool in 1934, Epstein first got involved in the music business when he took over the record department of his family’s music store, NEMS. His devotion to making the store a success transformed it into an essential gathering place for the young people of Northern England who sought to stay current with pop music. It was at NEMS that Epstein first became aware of the Beatles.  Epstein immediately recognized the Beatles’ ...

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