Friday, January 16, 2015

Liverpool musicians unite in support of Brian Epstein statue

A group of Liverpool musicians, including Merseybeat star Billy J. Kramer, are teaming up to support a new statue of Beatles manager Brian Epstein in the city.

A concert and new single, titled "Our Friend," will raise money for the project, which is budgeted at £70,000. The statue will be created by Tom Murphy, who created a statue of John Lennon on display at the city's John Lennon Airport.
The Statue 4 Eppy Concert will take place on Saturday 28 February 2015 at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler.
The date of the concert is one of particular significance as it also marks the official release of the recently recorded single, Our Friend, official song of the campaign.

The song has been written by Statue 4 Eppy campaigner, Bob Pitt, and includes the voices of Andy McCluskey, Beryl Marsden, Ian Prowse, Ian McNabb, Tricia Penrose, Derek Acorah, Paul Barber and John McArdle. The song also features Billy J Kramer, who was managed by Brian at the height of the Merseybeat era.

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