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

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

8/27/1967 (53 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, without a doubt, the very real one and only fifth Beatle.

8/27/1992 (28 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!!! Oh boy indeed.

8/27/1953 - Happy Birthday to one of rock's most gifted guitarists, the extraordinarily talented Alex Lifeson, 67 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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