PUBLISHED: 12:24, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:24, Tue, Sep 1, 2020
The Beatles were one of the most famous bands in the world by the time 1967 came around. However, this year was to be tragic as it signalled the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. Many would take a long time to recover from such a loss – but what did the Beatles do?
Brian Epstein was the manager of The Fab Four right at the beginning of their careers.
In fact, it had been Brian who sacked the drummer Pete Best, replacing him with the now iconic Sir Ringo Starr.
However, in the days before his death, Brian was, according to Barry Miles’ book Many Years From Now, in the Priory Clinic where he was struggling to deal with insomnia and an addiction to amphetamines.
After checking himself out to attend a service for his father’s death, he returned to his home just outside of London, where some friends were expected to join him for the August bank holiday in 1967.
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Beatles - what did they do when Brian Epstein died? (Image: Getty)
The Beatles (Image: Getty)
But for some unknown reason, Brian believed they were no longer coming so he drove up to his home in London before they had the chance to arrive.
According to Many Years From Now, his friend Peter Brown called him to say they had arrived, and Brian said he would read his letters before hopping on the train back down to see them.
However, he never arrived. On August 27, he was found dead in his locked bedroom from an overdose.
At the time of his death, the Beatles were at a retreat in Bangor, Wales, where Brian was expected to join them after the bank