Post by christine~ on Jan 8, 2008 15:59:07 GMT -5
That's Martin Lewis
's official Brian Epstein website, created by David Haber
and authorized by the Epstein family.
Martin Lewis is one of the world’s leading authorities on the Beatles. He is a frequent writer, broadcaster and public speaker on the topic of the Beatles. He also hosts the official Beatles fan celebrations - held annually in New York and Los Angeles. And he is in demand as a consultant on Beatles projects ranging from the “Anthology” albums to the reissue of the first Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night.”
He was only 14 when he volunteered to create the discography for the only official Beatles biography personally authorized by Brian Epstein himself: The Beatles
by Hunter Davies ~ which, of course, you are familiar with if you are any kind of a Beatles or Brian admirer.
Along the way Lewis did a lot of work with the venerable and wacked-out Monty Python troupe ~ which included, in 1996, the conception, development and production of the highly-successful reunion of The Rutles (a firm fave of George Harrison).
The best thing ~ Lewis is the author of an extensive 'companion narrative' called With A Little Help From Their Friend...
included in the 1998 re-publication of Brian Epstein's 1964 autobiography A Cellarful Of Noise
If, when you read Cellarful
, it's not this Martin Lewis "Rhino Rediscovery" version, you have missed out on half the story ~ in my humble unpaid opinion.
This reissue also boasts an "afterword" by one of Lewis's former employers and friends, the dishy (but sadly deceased ca. 1997) Derek Taylor ~ who, by the way, if you didn't know it already, co-authored Cellarful
(some say it was "ghostwritten" by Derek, but that's a technical misnomer).
There is so much about Martin Lewis to tell ~ www.martinlewis.com/full.html
What initially brought him to my attention is his campaign to have Brian Epstein inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio, which is detailed in full at brianepstein.com