This Day in Jewish History Brian Epstein Signs the Beatles

Epstein, a British Jew who dropped out of school with dreams of becoming an actor or fashion designer, settled for managing one of the biggest bands in rock ’n’ roll history.

On January 24, 1962, Liverpool businessman Brian Epstein signed a contract to manage a local rock-and-roll band calling itself The Beatles. The contract was for five years, and it provided Epstein with 25 percent of the group’s gross income.