Britain's honoured pop-group - The Beatles - may be on the verge of splitting up, according to recent rumours in London.
Britain's honoured pop-group - The Beatles - may be on the verge of splitting up, according to recent rumours in London. And today (Tuesday) the group's manager, Brian Epstein, said he could not forecast their future with certainty.
The rumours of a possible split started last week when Mr Epstein turned down an appeal for the Beatles to appear in a special television gala to raise money for the Welsh village of Aberfan - where a sliding mountain of coal slag engulfed a school and killed 144 people. He said then the Beatles would be unable to appear - "for too many reasons to enumerate".
Today Mr Epstein said he planned to get the group together soon to discuss their future. He was asked:
The Beatles phenomenal success began in the Cavern Club, Liverpool, over three years ago. Since then they have sold millions of records, and have been awarded the M.B.E. by the Queen. Their last fullscale tour was in September when they played the United States for three weeks. Since then, they have apparently gone their own ways - John Lennon and Paul McCartney making separate films, George Harrison holidaying in India and drummer Ringo Starr just home from a holiday abroad.
Last Sunday (November 6) 200 Beatles fans gathered outside Mr Epstein's London home to ask why their favourite group had not appeared more frequently in Britain.