Beatles manager Brian Epstein to be celebrated with statue

A new statue of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, showing him walking to see the band, will celebrate his legacy in Liverpool, the team behind it has said.

The Brian Epstein Legacy Project wants to place the work on Whitechapel, close to the music impresario’s record shop.

A spokeswoman said the crowdfunded work would be the first in the city centre to commemorate an LGBT figure.

Sculptor Andy Edwards said showing Epstein in full stride was a nod to his Pier Head statues of the Fab Four.

Epstein discovered The Beatles in 1961 after seeing them play at the Cavern Club, which was just a short walk from his NEMS Record Store.

Sir Paul McCartney would later refer to him as “the fifth Beatle”.

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