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Class 5 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:58 PM The Beatles: London and the World Brian Epstein Signs the Beatles Brian's contract with the Beatles guaranteed him 25% of their net earnings if he got them a recording contract Brian was 27 when he started managing the Beatles Brian never signed the contract, the entire arrangement was essentially verbal Aesthetically, Brian had no control over the music After being asked for "My Bonnie" by the Beatles at his record shop, Brian went down to see him at the Cavern and was blown away First early criticism was their stage-craft and appearance, although he was extremely impressed with their charisma Beatles go to meet Brian at NEMS o John introduces Bob Wooler, DJ from the Cavern, as his father o Paul doesn't show up to meeting Paul always had doubts about Brian Epstein, his father was anti-Semitic o Brian Epstein orders a contract by-mail, but never signs the contract Considering their entire contract a verbal agreement Brian cleans up their act, sends them memos telling them how to act and dress on stage Takes over all booking responsibilities from Mona and Pete Best Starts making them a little bit more money from gigs Needs to get them a record contract to keep the Beatles Failed bid for a review at the Liverpool Evening Echo led to the Decca audition o Drive 10 hours to Decca with Aspinal through the snow, and were extremely nervous when they got there o Totally choked (even Paul, who from this point on never chokes) o Decca ends up telling them that guitar groups are finished, they aren't interested, but he has the tape (which he later converts into records) After the Decca failure, the EMI "test" o
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