The Fifth Beatle trailer

The Fifth Beatle is an upcoming film about Brian Epstein. This is the trailer for the graphic novel.

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles—from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of “The Man Who Made The Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.

Official website for the graphic novel and the movie.

3 Responses

  1. Popper says:

    It bugs me a little when people refer to the fifth Beatle. There were five Beatles – one should remember to count Pete Best who was a fully-fledge member of The Beatles. Brian Epstein (or George Martin, or Billy Preston, or whoever) should be described as the sixth Beatle.

  2. wogew says:

    Well, if you want to do it chronologically, Stuart was the fourth Beatle, Pete the fifth and than makes Ringo the sixth Beatle…

  3. Popper says:

    True, he was a member for a while, but he didn't record anything with them (except that old home-made tape). Her was one of a string of personnel who came and went, whereas Pete was longer term and recorded at Abbey Road, as well as the Decca stuff and the Tony Sheridan tracks, and some BBC stuff. I'd say he was a full member.

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