Allen Klein

Rock music, Organization founder

1931 – 2009

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Who was Allen Klein?

Allen Klein was an American businessman, talent agent, and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and unethical practices. He founded ABKCO Music & Records, Inc in 1961. As manager of The Rolling Stones, he controversially acquired sole copyrights to all of their music composed before 1971.

In 1979, Klein was sentenced to two months in jail for tax evasion after it was discovered that he defrauded the Concert For Bangladesh and UNICEF.

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Born
Dec 18, 1931
Newark
Also known as
  • Klein, Allen
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Upsala College
Died
Jul 4, 2009
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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