The Fifth Beatle

The Fifth Beatle

The Brian Epstein Story

Graphic Novel - 2013
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In 1961, twenty-seven-year-old Brian Epstein walked into a dank Liverpool basement to see an unknown rock band perform--and our world was forever changed. The fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a genuine visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom, rewriting the rule of the pop music business in the process. But Brian Epstein was also the ultimate outsider, constantly searching for a place where he might belong. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless, seemingly insurmountable struggles that came with it.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : M Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616552565
Characteristics: 135 p. : chiefly ill. ; 32 cm
Alternative Title: 5th Beatle
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Mar 11, 2017

A must-read if you're a Beatles fan. Even if you feel like you know everything there is to know about the group, this book will surprise you. This is obviously the work of a writer with true reverence for and deep knowledge of the band. Easter-egg references to classic songs add to the fun. Thanks in no small part to the evocative art, this book brings to life the energy of the era.

Jan 21, 2017

I loved this book- it really got to me. Brian helps create the most popular rock band in history, witnessing Beatlemania and all the fun. Meanwhile he's a lonely gay man in a time when he could still be sent to prison for being a homosexual. I grew up with the Beatles, I was in Grade four when I watched them on Ed Sullivan. I loved them so much. George was my favourite. As a gay man this book and the fabulous illustrations really resonated for me.


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