Campaign Launched To Honour Epstein

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A campaign has been launched to have former Beatles manager Brian Epstein inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Music producer Martin Lewis has set up a petition on website brianepstein.com to have the star posthumously honoured by the institution as it is a "travesty" Epstein has not received the honour before now. Lewis says, "The Hall Of Fame rightly includes the Beatles as a band, plus two knights of the British realm - (Beatles producer) Sir George Martin and Sir Paul MCCartney. "And one belated day they will induct George Harrison and Ringo Starr for their solo work too. But there is another who belongs: Brian Epstein. "He has never been included on the list of non-performers selected by the Hall's nominating committee. Such a grave oversight should be brought to the attention of those who have the power to remedy this travesty." Epstein died in 1967, aged 32, after suffering a drug overdose. Beatles producer Sir George Martin and Epstein's nephew Harry have already lent their names to the petition.


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Errors in your news item:1. George Harrison has indeed been inducted into the RRHoF, on March 15, 2004. 2. Brian Epstein's nephew's name was not HARRY. That was Brian and Clive's father's name. Clive's wife Barbara was pregnant with her second child at the time Brian died on August 27, 1967. She gave birth to a son in 1968, and they named him HENRY BRIAN EPSTEIN.Thanks! Christine
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Errors in your news item:1. George Harrison has indeed been inducted into the RRHoF, on March 15, 2004. See http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-harrison2. Brian Epstein's nephew's name was not HARRY. That was Brian and Clive's father's name. Clive's wife Barbara was pregnant with her second child at the time Brian died on August 27, 1967. She gave birth to a son in 1968, and they named him HENRY BRIAN EPSTEIN.Thanks! Christinehttp://eppylover.livejournal.com
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I totally agree - it is a travesty that Brian Epstein has been omitted from this caregory of the Hall of Fame. If anyone's achievements have ever been underrated, he was the poster child! To Whom it May Concern, please do the right thing by the best band in the world's most deserving manager - Mr. Brian Epstein - thank you.
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