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Brian Epstein and the quest for a contract
« on: February 14, 2012, 11:37:55 PM »

Oxford University Press
February 14, 2012
Brian Epstein and the quest for a contract

On a cold winter’s day in early 1962, Brian Epstein and the Beatles huddled together contemplating their failed bid for a Decca recording contract and the bitter aftertaste of rejection that left emptiness in their stomachs. But hunger can feed ambition. Disappointments would ensue, but almost immediately Epstein would be the proverbial right man in the right place at the right time and meet a string of people who were looking for something not-quite-exactly unlike the Beatles.The first full week of February 1962 would prove to be one of the most remarkable in the Beatles story. On Monday, 5 February, the Beatles’ drummer Pete Best — whom they had still not informed of Decca’s decision — called in sick and his band mates recruited an old friend from a rival band. Ringo Starr appeared that night with Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison in Southport, a city just north of Liverpool where perhaps his dry humor helped ease the pain, just as his personality would help anchor the band two years later as America exploded around them.

Life is what happens when your busy making other plans. John Lennon


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Re: Brian Epstein and the quest for a contract
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 01:11:22 AM »

ohh no, not another pete Best thread  ha2ha

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