(February 1930- )
Born in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Owned the Liverpool clubs the Blue Angel and Jacaranda
First manager of the Beatles (1960-61)
Wrote the autobiography 'The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away' (1977)
Inspired a musical of the same name by Ronan Wilmot
Why he might be annoying
He refused to provide money for a Beatles recording session.
He broke with the Beatles in a dispute over his commission.
He told Brian Epstein, 'Don't touch them with a fucking bargepole. They will let you down.'
Asked if he regretted losing the Beatles, he responded, 'I did the right thing. The Beatles killed Brian Epstein, didn't they?'
Why he might not be annoying
He booked the Beatles' early gigs in Liverpool and Hamburg.
John Lennon endorsed his memoirs.
He is a frequent guest at Liverpool's annual Beatle Week Festivals.
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 257 Votes: 38.52% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
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