Allen Klein was once like nobody the song had visible 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 interesting. 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 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 a person, incomes himself an outsize popularity for villainy that has long gone unchallenged formerly. via certain, exceptional entry to Klein’s information, veteran tune journalist Fred Goodman tells the total tale of the way the Beatles broke up, the Stones completed the best advertisement good fortune in rock background, and the song 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 interesting, troubling character.” —Judd Apatow
“Writing approximately contracts, possibilities and offers might be tedious, yet Goodman makes it as interesting as studying approximately an artist’s intercourse existence. The booklet explodes with inside of dope.” —Daily information (New York)
“Succeed[s] either as a compelling paintings of rock-’n’-roll historical past and as a cautionary company primer.” —The Wall highway Journal
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