The Beatles' Love Me Do: Epstein bought 10k copies himself, claims new documentary

The Beatles' debut single Love Me Do was guaranteed entry into the UK chart thanks to naughty sales tactics employed by manager Brian Epstein, according to a new documentary.

BBC Four documentary Love Me Do: The Beatles ’62 will be broadcast this Sunday, October 7 at 10.00pm.

In it, Epstein’s friend and business associate Joe Flannery claims that the exec bought 10,000 copies of the single single-handedly to ensure its success.

Others appearing in the documentary, which celebrates 50 years ...

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