[ EBOOK Baby Youre a Rich Man ] Î Stan Soocher – lavitamin.us
EBOOK Baby Youre a Rich Man Î Stan Soocher – lavitamin.us
Not ecommended for Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, readers who have not alreadyead piles of books about The Beatles For those who have the legal issues will be somewhat familiar but here there is much detail Includes early fights over merchandising the group s entanglements with one time manager Allen Klein Lennon s entanglements with Morris Levy the octopus of the music business Harrison s plagiarism case and Lennon s battles with the INS Baby You A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners re a Rich Man by Stan Soocher is a very interestingead This volume ties together the various legal and financial battles which surrounded the Beatles as soon as they began to make money I would likely have given 45 stars if available my only issue is something that is difficult to completely avoid when writing about these issues a certain amount of dryness creeps in periodically That said Soocher keeps that to a minimum and never loses sight of the artistic aspect of the groupDefinitely ecommended for any Beatles fan as well as those interested in the business side of the music business This would also serve as a nice cautionary tale for any aspiring artists out thereReviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via LibraryThing According to the contents of this book being a member of the Fab Four was often less than fabulous Rephrasing the title of their hit 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 oad has produced nothing like Baby You’re 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 You’re a Rich Man begins in the era when manager Brian Epstein opened the Pandora’s box of ock ’n’ oll merchandising making a hash of the band’s licensing and inviting.
Ong I Want to Hold Your Hand to I Want to Take Your Money gives the eader an idea of the sorry saga told within these pages Payola back oom deals dummy corporations and the eventual splintering of the mop top uartet famously known as The Beatles is carefully outlined in this well esearched and fully documented work What may surprise the eader is how much political pressure and governmental meddling here in the United States added to the emotional and financial woes of John Lennon Paul McCarthy George Harrison and Ringo Starr The ugly elationships involving artists ecord companies managers and hangers on provides a cautionary tale for would be entertainers One can forgive the foursome of bitterness as serial lawsuits tax collectors and immigration officials stripped away copyrights civil liberties and basic common courtesies Long story short just as where there s smoke there s fire so to where there s great wealth there s naked greed Notice This book was given to me free of charge via andom drawing on the goodreadscom web siteBaby You e a Rich Man Suing the Beatles for Fun and Profit is one of those books that I m suprised I liked Knowing the little bit about the law that I do I fully expected one of two scenerious to play out upon these pages I was guessing that it would either be. Multiple lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom The band’s 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 ecord for him Phil Spector hired to ecord a Lennon solo album walked off with the master tapes and held them for a king’s ansom And from 1972 to 1975 Lennon was the target of a deportation campaign persona.
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Written by a typical lawyer most of whom have their sense of humor surgically emoved in law school and would therfore about as interesting as eading a grocery shopping list or alternatively by a non lawyer who would be unable to penetrate the labyrinth like maze of ed tape that makes up the US court systemInstead I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Stan Soocher appears to that most are breeda lawyer who managed to emain human and interesting This book is the obvious product of a massive amount of esearch into the large number of legal issues that surrounded the Beatles during their combined and individual careers Stan does an excellent job of combing through the no doubt mountainous amount of paperwork and distilling down to the parts that make it both interesting and human During my limited time in the adio industry 3 years as program director of a college adio station I thought I had learned at least the basics of how much of the music industry worked This book was uite an eye opener in that aspect as well I doubt this book will appear to all eaders but for music aficionados it s well worth the time One of the best books about The Beatles I have ever ead I learned tons and all the lawsuits were explained in a way I could understand Fact based and brilliantly written. Lly spearheaded by key aides of President Nixon caught on tape with a drug addled Elvis Presley that wound endlessly through the courts In Baby You’re 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 greedPraise for They Fought the Law Rock Music Goes to Court“Stan Soocher not only ably translates the legalese but makes both the plaintiffs and defendants engrossingly human Mandatory eading for every artist who tends to skip his contract’s fine print” Entertainment Weekl.