By Fred Goodman
The tale of infamous supervisor Allen Klein, revealing new, behind-the-scenes information about the various largest rock bands in history
Allen Klein was once like not anyone the track had obvious sooner than. The hard-nosed company supervisor turned notorious for allegedly catalyzing the Beatles’ breakup and robbing the Rolling Stones, however the fact is either extra advanced and extra attention-grabbing. because the supervisor of the Stones after which the Beatles—not to say Sam Cooke, Donovan, the Kinks, and diverse different performers—he taught younger soon-to-be legends how you can be businessmen in addition to rock stars. In so doing, Klein made thousands for his consumers and altered song without end. yet Klein was once as cruel together with his consumers as he was once with a person else, incomes himself an outsize attractiveness for villainy that has long gone unchallenged beforehand. via distinct, unheard of entry to Klein’s documents, veteran track journalist Fred Goodman tells the complete tale of ways the Beatles broke up, how the Stones accomplished the best advertisement good fortune in rock historical past, and the way the song company turned what it's this day.
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For example, if a rooster crowed three times without getting an answer, that meant some tragedy might occur. If an owl flew over at night and you could hear the sound of his wings and his screech – I think they called it ‘the owl’s song’ – that too was a harbinger of tragedy. . ”13 Surrounded by nature and animals, the young Fidel Castro went hunting on horseback in the woods, swimming in the River Birán or skin-diving in the Bay of Nipe; his playmates were the workers’ children. It was thus at an early age that he first came into contact with agriculture and social hardship, with the privation that ordinary people experienced during the periods between 9 The Young Fidel harvests.
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