Post by Jai Guru Deva on Mar 26, 2014 15:07:05 GMT -5
Brian Epstein interviewed by Murray the K in March 1967.
Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein is interviewed in New York City by Murray the K for WOR-FM Radio in March 1967.
Epstein had travelled to New York to announce the merger of his company NEMS with the Robert Stigwood Organisation, and to promote Stigwood's premier acts the Bee Gees, Cream and The Who.
This is the complete raw interview, minus a Janis Ian song which I have removed for copyright purposes (the other songs Murray introduces were to be edited into the show at a later date).
Epstein's business associate Nat Weiss later recalled of this interview:
"Before he was to give a radio interview with Murray the K, I came into the room (in the Waldorf Towers) to find Brian slurring his language. Obviously he had taken several Nembutals. He had this interview coming up and there were people in the waiting room waiting to see him, and he was like this. I found the bottle. I had to wrestle with him on the floor, throw the bottle out of the window of the hotel and just yell at him. Eventually, with coffee and things like that, we got him together and we took him to the interview."
In spite of this- and Murray's incessant, self-indulgent waffling- Epstein quickly sobers up and provides fascinating insights into a variety of subjects, including rumours of a Beatles split, the work-in-progress that would become Sgt. Pepper, the "Bigger Than Christ" furore of the 1966 US tour, and enthusiastic appraisals of Jimi Hendrix and the Four Tops.
This interview is as close as we will ever get to spending an hour with Brian Epstein.
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Post by Paul Bearer on Jul 12, 2014 1:56:47 GMT -5
Him recovering from being doped on drugs before the interview could be a good excuse for any anomalies in voice. I don't think this sounds exactly like Brian Epstein at all, except in places, more like an impersonator who gets it right some of the time.
Has anyone found ANY live film footage of Brian any time from September 1966 onwards? I don't think any exists, all we have is this audio and stills. Why didn't we see him at the rather important Dec 20th 1966 press conference?
In late 1966 there was a scurry of activity from "Brian" but just about every deal was done via PHONE, or he was in a clinic.