Beatles 'shark' Klein dies at 77
Music entrepreneur Allen Klein, blamed by many for contributing to the demise of The Beatles, has died in New York at 77 after suffering from Alzheimer's, BBc reported.
In a career spanning five decades, Klein earned a reputation as a ruthless operator, extracting lucrative deals from labels for his clients.
In the mid-1960s, he managed The Rolling Stones for five years.
Later managing The Beatles, he tried and failed to secure control of copyrights on their behalf.
Though reviled by many, others admired his ability to negotiate with record labels.
"Don't talk to me about ethics," he once told Playboy magazine. "Every man makes his own. It's like a war."
He said John Lennon had hired him to protect his interest in The Beatles, because he wanted what he called "a real shark - someone to keep the other sharks away".