Beatles' Brian Epstein, R.I.P. -- Lennon lyrics = $$$$$$ -- Cool axe-man b'day...

Alex Lifeson of Rush, April 2013. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

8/27/1967 (51 years ago today) - John Lennon said to his bandmates, "Well, we're {f'd} now!": British music entrepreneur and Beatles manager Brian Epstein was found dead on this date, locked in a bedroom at his London home. A coroner's inquest concluded he died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. Although he had no real expertise in the field of show-biz management, Epstein's love and belief in the band was what really took them from sweaty bars to worldwide dominance. He was, indeed, the one and only fifth Beatle.

8/27/1992 (26 years ago today) - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day In The Life" sold at a Sotheby's auction in London for $100,000 -- The lyrics were put up for sale again in June, 2010, and purchased by an anonymous American buyer who this-go-round dished out $1,200,000!!!

8/27/1953 - Happy Birthday to one of rock's most gifted guitarists, the beyond-extraordinarily-talented Alex Lifeson, 65 years old today. It's totally impossible to imagine what Rush would have sounded like with someone else...I had the distinct pleasure of doing a phone interview with Alex a few years ago and he was a very humble and polite gentleman; told me his favorite band growing up was Cream!

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