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Mr Allen Klein, the American impresario, film producer and business manager of The Rolling Stones, has been approached by two of The Beatles over their future management. The move follows wide speculation that The Beatles are on the verge of breaking up as a group. The approach to Mr Klein was made, I was told yesterday, through a ‘third party’ on behalf of two of The Beatles. The identities of the two were not disclosed. Mr Klein, 34, arrived in London on Friday night and had talks with Mr Andrew Oldham, The Rolling Stones’ creative manager, about a film he will produce entitled Only Lovers Left Alive. Yesterday, Mr Klein was in bed with a chill, but his lawyer, Mr Martin Machat, said to me: ‘Mr Klein had the approach through a third party who was talking to two of The Beatles. He is very interested in The Beatles and thinks that they could be even bigger in films. But he would do nothing to come between them and their management. The decision would have to lie with them.’ In any case, the immediate future could not be affected as, I understand, the Brian Epstein – Beatles contract does not expire for some considerable time.From Sunday Telegraph, November 13, 1966
A spokesman for Brian Epstein declared “Neither Brian nor The Beatles will comment on this news story, because of its ridiculous content”.
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