brian epstein with the other four beatles The Fifth Beatle

Here’s a rarity: The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] have granted permission to use their music in a movie!  It makes sense, as the movie is about former manager [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brian Epstein[/lastfm], called “The Fifth Beatle.” 

(Courtesy of Steve MarinuuciExaminer)

A long-planned film biography on Beatles manager Brian Epstein has cleared  another hurdle with the announcement Thursday that the filmmakers have gotten  the OK to use Beatle songs in the film.

“I’m thrilled to report that after lengthy negotiations,  we’ve secured the unprecedented rights to use Beatles’ songs in ‘The Fifth  Beatle’ film and we’re fully financed at our $25 million budget!”,  screenwriter-producer Vivek J. Tiwary posted on the film’s website.
In May, Tiwary reported that the film’s soundtrack would  feature vintage music from the era along with original songs written especially  for the film by Joe Jackson, Robyn Hitchcock and others to be announced. Three  songs written for the film, “Hurry For The Sky”, “I’m Falling”, and “TLC”,   are on Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3’s album, “Goodnight Oslo.” Tiwary  says “TLC” is “a partial pun and reference to Triptizol, Librium, and Carbrital,  medications that Epstein was taking towards the end of his life.”



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