Allen Klein used to be like nobody the tune had obvious earlier than. notwithstanding he grew to become notorious for allegedly inflicting the Beatles’ breakup and robbing the Rolling Stones, the fact is either extra complicated and extra attention-grabbing. because the supervisor of either groups—not to say Sam Cooke, Pete Townshend, Donovan, The Kinks, and various others—he taught younger soon-to-be legends tips on how to be businessmen in addition to rock stars.
whereas Klein made thousands for his consumers, he was once as cruel with them as he used to be with somebody, incomes himself an outsize recognition for villainy that has long past unchallenged in the past. via exact, unparalleled entry to Klein’s information, veteran tune journalist Fred Goodman tells the complete tale of the way the Beatles broke up, the Stones completed the best advertisement luck in rock historical past, and the tune company turned what it truly is today.
“Fred Goodman makes this global come alive, and any fan of rock or insider stories of the track may be in heaven studying approximately this attention-grabbing, troubling character.” —Judd Apatow
“Writing approximately contracts, probabilities and bargains will be tedious, yet Goodman makes it as intriguing as studying approximately an artist’s intercourse existence. The e-book explodes with within dope.” —Daily information (New York)
“Succeed[s] either as a compelling paintings of rock-’n’-roll background and as a cautionary company primer.” —The Wall road Journal
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