On the 27th August 1967 Brian Epstein, The Beatles’ manager was found dead in his bed at 24 Chapel Street, his London home in Belgravia. He moved in here in December 1964 and lived here until his death. Many memorable parties were held at 24 Chapel Street, including the release party for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" on the evening of May 19th 1967. The Beatles and Brian Epstein hosted select journalists and broadcasters from the music and national press. Here's a photo of The Beatles standing at the front door of 24 Chapel Street the day of the party and a photo of the front door now.
Here's a few photo's of The Beatles inside the home…
Epstein had taken, what was most likely an accidental overdose of Carbital, a popular sleeping pill of the time. Epstein had telephoned Peter Brown, the assistant to both Epstein and The Beatles at Kingsley Hill the day before at around 5pm, but apparently sounded groggy and Brown advised him to come back to Sussex by train and not risk driving. That was the last conversation anyone had with Brian Epstein. On Sunday morning his housekeeper arrived at his flat and got no response. She called a few of his friends and after a while they decided to break down the door to find Epstein lying dead in his bed. He was just 32 years old.
Here's a great photo of The Beatles (far left) with Brian Epstein and all his artists.