2. Brian Epstein

Could you argue that Brian Epstein doesn’t deserve his place in music history? He worked hard to get The Beatles to dizzying heights of super stardom. If it wasn’t for good old Epstein then The Beatles might have languished in Liverpool's clubs and pubs. Brian Epstein managed and guided the band from 1961 until 1967 and really helped to put them on the map, changing the face of pop music forever.