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Epstein, Brian Samuel (1934–1967), popular music entrepreneur and retailer, was born on 19 September 1934 at a private nursing home at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the first of two children of Harold (Harry) Epstein (1901–1967) furniture retailer, and his wife, Malka (Queenie), née...

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Brian Samuel Epstein (1934–1967) by Robert Whitaker, 1964 © Robert Whitaker; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Feather, Leonard Geoffrey (1914–1994), jazz writer and promoter, was born on 13 September 1914 at Fannat Villa, Teignmouth Road, Brondesbury, Middlesex, the son of Nathaniel Feather, who owned a chain of clothing stores, and his wife, Felicia, née Zelinski. He was brought up in a strictly conformist upper-middle-class Jewish family, studying classical piano and clarinet from an early age while secretly enjoying an addiction to popular music. About the age of fifteen he came across ...

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Kiralfy [formerly Königsbaum], Imre (1845–1919), dancer and impresario, was born in Pest in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the first of the seven children of Jacob Königsbaum, a clothing manufacturer, and his wife, Anna (Rosa) Weisberger. The Königsbaums were a prosperous family of Jewish descent. However, their family business was ruined in the Hungarian revolution of 1848, after which they suffered temporary poverty and ...

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Parnes, Laurence Maurice [Larry] (1929–1989), impresario, was born at 98 Christchurch Avenue, Brondesbury, Middlesex, on 3 September 1929, the son of Nathan Parnes (1899–1977), ladies' costumier, and his wife, Stella, née Yenush (1901–1979). His family was Jewish, his paternal grandparents having migrated from ...