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Posters and signs dedicated to the late Beatles manager are being spotted across Liverpool

by Ellen Kirwin The Liverpool Echo

 

If you have been out and about in the city today you may have noticed to posters and signs dedicated to the Beatles’ manager , Brian Epstein.

If you haven’t seen them yet – we’re sure you will as they’re being kept up in the city until Friday, June 16. 

But why?

The posters are part of a citywide celebrate of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

With A Little Help From My Friends is the name of the new artwork by award winning artist Jeremy Deller who was inspired by the Beatles’ song about friendship, loneliness and love.

Brian Epstein posters appearing around the city.

The artwork consists of a series of billboards dedicated to the role he played within the band.

One of the billboards includes the quote ‘Brian Epstein Died for You’, speaking about the quote, artist Jeremy Deller said: “The phrase, ‘Brian Epstein Died for You’, though short, carries with it ideas of belief and self-sacrifice, two strong aspects of Christianity and indeed most mainstream religions.“ It could be argued that popular music itself is a belief system, and the phrase ‘Brian Epstein Died for You’, has great meaning to its devotees, as he was such a key figure in its development.”

Liverpool Presents Sgt. Pepper at 50 runs from Thursday, May 25 until Friday, June 16 and will see the involvement of international names such as Groupe F, Mark Morris, Judy Chicago, John Cage, author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, DJ Spooky as well some of the very best Indian musicians in the world, including Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

There’s also a number of events happening across the city.

For more information about what’s happening in Liverpool – visit the website here.

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