About Allen Klein:
Allen Klein was an American businessman, music publisher, writer's representative, filmmaker and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and aggressive, innovative negotiation tactics, many of which established higher industry standards for compensating recording artists. He founded ABKCO Music & Records Incorporated in 1961. While managing the Rolling Stones, he bought out the interests of former manager Andrew Loog Oldham, acquiring rights to all of the band's music composed before 1971, and after years of determined pursuit by the IRS was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of making a false statement on his 1972 tax return, for which he spent two months of late 1980 in jail. Though Klein was never proven to have participated in the scheme, Pete Bennett, head of promotion for ABKCO, had covertly and unlawfully sold copies of Beatles and solo Beatles releases, including The Concert For Bangladesh.
Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.Allen Klein
Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might...Allen Klein