"Members of The Beatles would sleep on the floor of Flannery's flat before they found fame"
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He was the Beatles' booking manager from 1962-63 and was a lifelong friend and close confidant of Beatles manager Brian Epstein , who he had known from childhood. Joe, who was described as the "Secret Beatle", would continue to share his first-hand experience of the band's formative years with fans from all over the world. Right up until his death, he had been planning to travel to Norway to take part in a Beatles' convention there.
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