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The Snub That Led To The Beatles’ Breakup

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Posted by Yankeefan2

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      Article from 2015. Audi sent me.

      https://medium.com/cuepoint/famous-last-words-the-snub-that-led-to-the-beatles-breakup-36ddd2088942

        Nancy R wrote:

        Article from 2015. Audi sent me.

        https://medium.com/cuepoint/famous-last-words-the-snub-that-led-to-the-beatles-breakup-36ddd2088942

        Sounds like a rough breakup 

          Nancy R wrote:

          Article from 2015. Audi sent me.

          https://medium.com/cuepoint/famous-last-words-the-snub-that-led-to-the-beatles-breakup-36ddd2088942

          Allen Klein was a scumbucket but McCartney was no angel either. To expect the rest of the Beatles would go along and have your future father-in law manage the group is not only naive but insulting. McCartney also should have ran it by the others about his comments on his solo album which basically said the Beatles were no more. Something that huge should have had a formal statement written by all four of them at appropiate time. I think there was more issues to their breakup than just Allen Klein. McCartney wanted to tour, the others did not. Harrison was tired of only having a couple of songs on Beatle albums. John was into his life with Yoko and could care less about being a member of the "Fab Four". Ringo got tired of McCartney going behind his back and doing re-doing drum parts on songs with his drumming.  While Klein was part of the puzzle regarding the breakup, he was not the sole reason.

            Yankeefan2 wrote:

            Nancy R wrote:

            Article from 2015. Audi sent me.

            https://medium.com/cuepoint/famous-last-words-the-snub-that-led-to-the-beatles-breakup-36ddd2088942

            Allen Klein was a scumbucket but McCartney was no angel either. To expect the rest of the Beatles would go along and have your future father-in law manage the group is not only naive but insulting. McCartney also should have ran it by the others about his comments on his solo album which basically said the Beatles were no more. Something that huge should have had a formal statement written by all four of them at appropiate time. I think there was more issues to their breakup than just Allen Klein. McCartney wanted to tour, the others did not. Harrison was tired of only having a couple of songs on Beatle albums. John was into his life with Yoko and could care less about being a member of the "Fab Four". Ringo got tired of McCartney going behind his back and doing re-doing drum parts on songs with his drumming.  While Klein was part of the puzzle regarding the breakup, he was not the sole reason.

            Paul wanted the 4 of them to agree on a manager other than Klein AND have Lee Eastman and his son John be their lawyers. I don't think he ever said just the Eastmans as their manager. Yes, the other stuff added to it. Nobody ever said Klein was the sole reason. (unless you're referring to the author of the article-I can't even remember, nor do I care, what he said) 

              good article

               

              Klein did make some serious $$ for the Beatles

               

              the article does prove how the entertainment industry is full of some unscrupulous figures

              love to hear about the Klein/Rolling Stones fall out too

               

              anyway I like Spector's  work on "Let it Be"

              that was a good decision by Klein

               

               

               

                Nancy R wrote:

                Yankeefan2 wrote:
                Nancy R wrote:

                Article from 2015. Audi sent me.

                https://medium.com/cuepoint/famous-last-words-the-snub-that-led-to-the-beatles-breakup-36ddd2088942

                Allen Klein was a scumbucket but McCartney was no angel either. To expect the rest of the Beatles would go along and have your future father-in law manage the group is not only naive but insulting. McCartney also should have ran it by the others about his comments on his solo album which basically said the Beatles were no more. Something that huge should have had a formal statement written by all four of them at appropiate time. I think there was more issues to their breakup than just Allen Klein. McCartney wanted to tour, the others did not. Harrison was tired of only having a couple of songs on Beatle albums. John was into his life with Yoko and could care less about being a member of the "Fab Four". Ringo got tired of McCartney going behind his back and doing re-doing drum parts on songs with his drumming.  While Klein was part of the puzzle regarding the breakup, he was not the sole reason.

                Paul wanted the 4 of them to agree on a manager other than Klein AND have Lee Eastman and his son John be their lawyers. I don't think he ever said just the Eastmans as their manager. Yes, the other stuff added to it. Nobody ever said Klein was the sole reason. (unless you're referring to the author of the article-I can't even remember, nor do I care, what he said) 

                See below.

                " Paul McCartney suggested they hire as business manager Lee Eastman, a New York lawyer about to become his father-in-law. Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, however, were drawn to the streetwise Allen Klein—an American who had represented the Rolling Stones and other prominent British acts. When they signed an agreement with Klein’s ABKCO Music and Records in May 1969, McCartney yielded to the majority but refused to actually sign. "

                That is from article below.

                https://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/dec_31_1970_mccartney_files_to_dissolve_the_beatles