The Fifth Beatle

The Fifth Beatle

The Brian Epstein Story

Graphic Novel - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dark Horse : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781621157786
1621157784
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Uniform Title: Brian Epstein story

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nw_writer
Mar 11, 2017

A must-read if you're a Beatles fan. Even if you feel like you know everything there is to know about the group, this book will surprise you. This is obviously the work of a writer with true reverence for and deep knowledge of the band. Easter-egg references to classic songs add to the fun. Thanks in no small part to the evocative art, this book brings to life the energy of the era.

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bolan1972
Jan 21, 2017

I loved this book- it really got to me. Brian helps create the most popular rock band in history, witnessing Beatlemania and all the fun. Meanwhile he's a lonely gay man in a time when he could still be sent to prison for being a homosexual. I grew up with the Beatles, I was in Grade four when I watched them on Ed Sullivan. I loved them so much. George was my favourite. As a gay man this book and the fabulous illustrations really resonated for me.

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