Baby You’re a Rich Man – PUBLISHER INFO

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[T]his accessible and well-written book [is] a worthwhile read for serious Beatles fans interested in the legal and financial details of the worlds most popular band. ­Library Journal

How Allen Klein, Morris Levy, and Nixons Justice Department battled to bring down the worlds greatest band

The Beatles, the most popular, influential, and important band of all time, have been the subject of countless books of biography, photography, analysis, history, and conjecture. But this long and winding road has produced nothing like Baby Youre a Rich Man, the first book devoted to the cascade of legal actions engulfing the band, from the earliest days of the loveable mop-heads to their present prickly twilight of cultural sainthood.

Part Beatles history, part legal thriller, Baby Youre a Rich Man begins in the era when manager Brian Epstein opened the Pandoras box of rock n roll merchandising, making a hash of the bands licensing and inviting multiple lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom. The bands long breakup period, from 1969 to 1971, provides a backdrop to the Machiavellian grasping of new manager Allen Klein, who unleashed a blizzard of suits and legal motions to take control of the band, their music, and Apple Records. Unsavory mob associate Morris Levy first sued John Lennon for copyright infringement over Come Together, then sued him again for not making a record for him. Phil Spector, hired to record a Lennon solo album, walked off with the master tapes and held them for a kings ransom. And from 1972 to 1975, Lennon was the target of a deportation campaign personally spearheaded by key aides of President Nixon (caught on tape with a drug-addled Elvis Presley) that wound endlessly through the courts.

In Baby Youre a Rich Man, Stan Soocher ties the Beatles ongoing legal troubles to some of their most enduring songs. What emerges is a stirring portrait of immense creative talent thriving under the pressures of ill will, harassment, and greed.

Contents

Introduction
PART I. CANT BUY ME LOVE
Dripping with Enthusiasm
Start a Scream Team
Outrageous Irrelevancies and Distortions
The Reign Ends
PART II. FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. K
Charismatic, Arrogant­American
Dont You Want It Now?
Each and Every Word
To Stop Klein
Remnants of the Relationship
To Bleed ABKCO
PART III. NOWHERE MAN
In a Secret Vault
Get the Hell Out of the Country
National Security Risks
Skullduggery Was Afoot
Im a Doctrine Now
Say You Want a Revelation
PART IV. GOT TO BE A JOKER, HE JUST DO WHAT HE PLEASE
Ive Caught the Beatles!
I Am Always Worried
Expedience on All Sides
Extraordinary Noise
PART V. ALL THINGS MUST PASS
Here Comes the Summons
An Unmistakable Similarity
The Rhythm of the Water Pump
Fun Knocking Him over the Head
The Largest Refugee Flight in History
In the Bag
Believe PBs Testimony?
Epilogue: The Law and Winding Road
Acknowledgments
Appendix of Beatles-Related Court Documents
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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