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.

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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...