Search

Blue plaque honouring Beatles manager Brian Epstein funded by Belsize Park man

17:08 01 July 2014

Andrew Lancel (left) and David Stark. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Andrew Lancel (left) and David Stark. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Dieter Perry

A music industry insider from Belsize Park has celebrated securing a blue plaque in honour of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Brian Epstein. Picture: PA Archive.Brian Epstein. Picture: PA Archive.

David Stark, 61, who runs online songwriters’ resource SongLink International, funded the Heritage Foundation plaque and attended its unveiling at Epstein’s former offices in Sutherland House, Soho, on Sunday.

Mr Stark then hosted a celebratory lunch at the Marriott Hotel, in King Henry’s Road, Swiss Cottage, attended by some of Epstein’s former friends and TV actor Andrew Lancel, who is set to play the late impresario in a West End show opening later this month.

Epstein, who lived in Swiss Cottage upon moving to the capital from Liverpool, died at the height of The Beatles’ fame from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1967.

He was later described by Sir Paul McCartney as “the fifth Beatle”.

Mr Stark, of Belsize Crescent, said: “As a lifelong Beatles fan I’m delighted to be involved with this official commemoration of Britain’s most famous music manager.

“Epstein’s signing of the Fab Four in early 1962 developed into the greatest story in music and showbiz history.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

57 minutes ago
Neighbours are

Neighbours in Gospel Oak say they are “still friends” after publicly airing their difference of opinion over the Brexit question.

An artist's impression of the cycling superhighway in Avenue Road

Camden Council has called on Transport for London (TfL) to conduct further traffic modelling for the propsed Cycle-Superhighway (CS11) scheme to take account of the likely impact of High Speed Rail (HS2).

Yesterday, 18:54
The Old White Bear pub in Hampstead

Developers who own the derelict Old White Bear pub in Hampstead have been ordered to take down scaffolding at the historic building by the end of the week or face enforcement action by Camden Council.

Tue, 17:41
Tributes have been paid to actor Burt Kwouk

Tributes have been paid to renowned Hampstead actor Burt Kwouk, famous for his role in the Pink Panther films.

Tue, 17:15
Tom Franklin, former chair of the Camden Green Party, pictured with Sian Berry and other supporters outside court

Eight protesters cleared of any wrongdoing for their part in an arms fair protest will not face a retrial after a judge refused an appeal lodged by the Crown.

Tue, 16:18
The Ratclliffe family when Gabriella was one week old

The husband of a West Hampstead mum who has been held for 50 days in Iran without charge has hit out at the government for not doing enough to secure her release.

Tue, 14:04
Heather Brett, with her mother, Nora

A daughter is urging hospitals to prioritise dementia care after her 90-year-old mother had a “traumatic” experience at the Whittington.

Mon, 17:50
Left to Right: Artist Dom Pattinson, Zebra One gallery owner Gabrielle du Plooy, actor  Phil Daniels and Blur's Dave Rowntree with artwork for auction at the Star Boot Sale

A fan has bid £6,500 on an outfit worn by former Spice girl Melanie Chisholm, which was among celebrity cast-offs being sold off at the Star Boot Sale on Sunday.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe