Baby You're a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun and Profit
Stan SoocherE-book: $19.99
[T]his accessible and well-written book [is] a worthwhile read for serious Beatles fans interested in the legal and financial details of the world’s most popular band.
Fab! Soocher’s cast of mobbed-up producers, cut-out shilling managers, and opera-composing judges reads like Elmore Leonard in the Sky with Diamonds.
—Steven Lee Beeber, author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk
Baby You’re a Rich Man foregrounds lost or little-known detail to provide a kind of alternative biography. [His] achievement is to present detailed analysis of dry legal material in a manner that is as enjoyable as a thriller. In daily newspaper-ese, Baby You’re a Rich Man is unputdownable.
—Times Higher Education
[Soocher’s] work is relevant to both Beatles maniacs from back in the day and modern musicians alike.
—Colorado Music Buzz
As mega-successful but legally clueless young men, the Beatles-both as a group and individually-collected more lawsuits than gold records. Stan Soocher, painstakingly and accessibly, sorts it all out in the fascinating, entertaining, and meticulously researched Baby You’re a Rich Man. The book should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone even thinking of entering show business.
—Jeff Tamarkin, author of Got a Revolution!: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane
STAN SOOCHER is associate professor of music and entertainment industry studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus. In addition, he is an entertainment attorney and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance. The recipient of the Texas Star Award from the State Bar of Texas, Soocher has written for Rolling Stone and the National Law Journal and is previously the author of They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court.