Derek Taylor

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Derek Taylor
Born May 7, 1932(1932-05-07)
Liverpool, England
U.K.
Died September 8, 1997(1997-09-08) (aged 65)
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
U.K.
Occupation Novelist, writer
Nationality British
Notable work(s) A Cellarful of Noise
I Me Mine

Derek Taylor (7 May 1932 – 8 September 1997) was an English journalist and author. He spent most of his career covering popular music and celebrity news. He had a long association with rock band The Beatles, serving at different times as their press agent.[1] He was also a personal assistant to The Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and co-wrote a news column with guitarist George Harrison.

In the mid-1960s, Taylor lived with his family in Los Angeles, California,[1] and had his own public relations agency. His clients included The Byrds and The Beach Boys. He also gave Harry Nilsson's career a boost, when he sent copies of Nilsson's album Pandemonium Shadow Show to important members of the music industry, including the Beatles. Taylor died of cancer.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hear Derek Taylor (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).