Date: 4th October 2000

Manager Offered Beatles $75 Guarantee, They Say

Brian Epstein initially offered to pay the Beatles $75 per week for life in return for their signing a management deal with him, the surviving Beatles reveal in an official autobiography to be published Thursday.

The book quotes George Harrison as telling Epstein, "No, we'll risk it, Brian. We'll risk earning a bit more than 50 pounds ($75) a week."

Source: Studio Briefing