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Maclen (Music) Limited instigated legal proceedings against Northern Songs Limited requesting a re-audit of royalty statements from February 11, 1965 onwards. This was an area that Klein specialised in, and nearly always came up trumps.
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On this day Maclen (Music) Limited began legal proceedings against Northern Songs, the company founded by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963 to publish Lennon-McCartney songs.
Northern Songs was in the process of being sold, and this legal notice was to request a re-audit of royalty statements from 11 February 1965 onwards. Maclen had been set up to publish Lennon and McCartney’s songs in the US.
Company audits were Allen Klein’s speciality, and he almost always managed to uncover misdeeds leading to compensation for his star clients. It was just one of many tough negotiations Klein entered into on The Beatles’ behalf in 1969.
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"With greatly expanded text, this is the most revealing and frank personal 30-year chronicle of the group ever written. Insider Barry Miles covers the Beatles story from childhood to the break-up of the group."
We owe a lot to Barry Miles for the creation of those pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - a day to day chronology of what happened to the four Beatles during the Beatles years!
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