Monday, July 6, 2009

Former Fabs manager Allen Klein dies

Allen Klein, whose efforts to take over management of the Beatles hastened the band's split, died Saturday.

During a career spanning more than 50 years, the New Jersey-born accountant enjoyed a reputation as a savvy gangster-like figure. His ruthless business practices were reviled by many, but he also earned grudging respect for bullying labels into giving rich deals to his clients.

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