Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today in Beatles history

A pivotal moment in The Beatles' creeping dissolution occurred on this day in 1969: the thuggish Allen Klein was hired as the band's business manager. Paul of course objected to the decision, viewing his father-in-law Lee Eastman as the better choice. This only stoked the already strong fires of dissension within the group.

Have a listen to "Steel and Glass," John's Four Minutes Hate against Klein. The whole band eventually turned on him, and John was naturally the one to express his antipathy most forcefully. "Steel and Glass" is off Walls and Bridges.

(If the video is removed, go here.)

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