On October 1st in 1962
Brian Epstein signed his management contract
with The Beatles
John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves
Harold Harrison and James McCartney
do so on behalf of their underage sons
Under the terms of the contract
Epstein agreed to
"undertake all necessary advertising and publicity
for the Artists" and to "advise the Artists on all matters concerning clothes, make-up and the presentation and construction of the Artists' acts"
in return for 25% of the group's earnings
as long as they made in excess of $400 per week each.