Allen Klein, 77, Dies; Managed Music Legends

Photo of Allen Klein and wife Iris Keitel By Bob Gruen - Rock & Roll Photographer.

Photo of Allen Klein and wife Iris Keitel By Bob Gruen - Rock & Roll Photographer.

Allen Klein, a music executive who managed the business affairs of Sam Cooke, the Rolling Stones and, for a short time, the Beatles, and who was both admired and feared for his reputation as a fierce negotiator, died on Saturday in Manhattan, where he lived. He was 77.

The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said Bob Merlis, a spokesman for Mr. Klein’s company, Abkco Music and Records

The NY Times Obituary By Ben Sisario continues (here).

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