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Former Beatles manager loses sleep over £9 sale of band

Jonathan Warren

26.10.2011

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Jonathan Warren
stk31398mlsFormer Beatles manager Allan Williams has revealed that he still loses sleep years after making the perhaps silly decision to sell the Fab Four for a measly £9 – worth around £250 today. Mr Williams, the Beatles’ manager for three years, traded the chart-topping band with the legendary Brian Epstein and even warned the new owner that the band would inevitably let him down. Part of his decision to cut ties with them was because the band failed to pay him back the £9 they owed him as a commission payment from their Hamburg concerts. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went on to take the world by storm with a number a hits including Twist and Shout, A Hard Day’s Night, and Help! and undoubtedly had many restful nights of sleep in their king size beds. In an interview with the Daily Record published this week (October 23rd), Mr Williams said: “I still lose sleep over it 50 years later. No one could have guessed The Beatles would become so famous. “I remember watching them doing a performance before the Queen about a year later and throwing a cushion at the TV. But I no longer have regrets. I am glad to have been there in the 60s at the start of it all.”

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