Music Diary – 24th January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 24th January!

epstein_beatlescontract460On the 24th January 1962, manager Brian Epstein signed a contract with The Beatles. The management deal was time-limited for five years and gave Epstein 10 – 15 % of their income. Interestingly, Epstein didn’t sign this first contract: „Well, if they ever want to tear it up, they can hold me but I can’t hold them“. After that, Brian Epstein formed his own management company „NEMS Enterprises“. And on the 1st October 1962, the deal was renewed (including a three years publishing contract signed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) and gave the manager 15 unitl 25 % of revenues, depending on Epstein’s help to increase the band’s earnings.


Four days later, the first single by The Beatles was released: „Love Me Do„, backed by „P.S. I Love You„, reached No. 17 on the UK chart and marked the beginning of an outstanding career of one of the most successful pop bands in history.

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Music Diary – 9th February

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 9th February!

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George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and John Lennon

On the 9th February 1961, The Beatles played the very first time at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool! This was the start of many more performances to come – the quartet played from 1961 until 1963 exactly 292 times at The Cavern Club. The last concert of the „Fab Four“ at this very historic location took place at the 3rd August 1963.


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