Music

"Did litigation kill the Beatles?"

Probably because I was never as big a fan of the Beatles--Kids, twenty years ago: Wait--you're telling me Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings? Today, they probably don't know about either--as many members of my generation I didn't know about this sad history.

As the most successful band in history, the Beatles generated not only a record number of music hits but probably more legal disputes than any other music group before or since. As the first international rock band brand in a still nascent music business – and guided by a neophyte personal manager – the Beatles became entangled in a distracting series of legal problems nearly from the start of their career.