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Derek Taylor

Derek Taylor

The late Derek Taylor made his name as publicist for The Beatles in the '60s. He subsequently lived in Los Angeles and did publicity for the Byrds, the Mamas & the Papas and others. He was among the organisers of the Monterey Pop Festival. Derek's books included As Time Goes By and It Was Twenty Years Ago Today. At the time of his death in 1997 he was still working for Apple.

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The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney: A Hard Day's Surfin' Safari: When Brian Met Macca

Memoir by Derek Taylor, World Countdown News, 1967

When Beatles press officer Derek Taylor swapped Swinging Britain for LA's Sunset Strip in 1965, he played a pivotal part in bringing the worlds of ...

The Beatles: Beatles Praise L.A.! Hull, Taylor Visiting Scene Of Beatle Movie

Report by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, March 1965

KRLA's Dave Hull and Derek Taylor are on Nassau, guests of the Beatles during filming of their second movie. Their reports and interviews are being ...

The Beatles: Derek Taylor Recalls Early Beatle Appeal

Memoir by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, June 1965

(Editor's note: Last week Derek Taylor began the story of his association with the Beatles. He told of attending a concert in which he first ...

The Beatles: Derek Taylor: My Life With The Beatles — Beatlemania Grips England

Memoir by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, June 1965

(Editor's Note: This is the third and concluding installment of Derek Taylor's life with the Beatles, first as a newspaperman covering their exciting rise to ...

The Beatles: Here Come The Beatles!

Memoir by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, May 1965

Liverpool 4 Here In August ...

The Beatles: Hullabalooer and Ringo

Interview by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, March 1965

THE REPORT that the Beatles planned to name their second movie "Eight Days a Week" proved to be about 25 per cent correct. The first ...

The Beatles: Let's Talk With Paul

Interview by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, April 1965

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of Beatle interviews by Dave Hull and Derek Taylor, who talked to John, Paul, George and ...

The Beatles: George Harrison: Beatle Plans Revealed

Interview by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, April 1965

More of Hull-Taylor Interview Tells About Beatles' Life ...

The Beatles: Making A Gold Record

Report by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, May 1965

ST. JOHN'S WOOD is very much London. Solid and a little old. But nice and comfortable, and not yet shabby. The buildings have dignity and ...

The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Roy Orbison: Derek Taylor's Life With The Beatles

Memoir by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, June 1965

Recalls First Meeting When He Marveled At Their Magnetism ...

The Beatles, George Harrison: George Harrison: Beatles Plans Revealed

Interview by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, April 1965

THE RECENT Beatle interviews by Derek Taylor and Dave Hull – broadcast over KRLA – have attracted widespread interest and enthusiasm. ...

The Beatles, John Lennon: John Lennon: Beatle Rumors Ended!

Interview by Dave Hull, Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, April 1965

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of Beatle interviews by Dave Hull and Derek Taylor, who talked to John, Paul, George and ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney: Your Friendly Press Agent Knew That The Day Would Not Be Easy

Report by Derek Taylor, Record Mirror, April 1970

DEREK TAYLOR, THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE McCARTNEY AFFAIR (AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO BE?) TELLS THE INSIDE STORY ...

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, The Monkees: The Story Of Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart

Report by Derek Taylor, World Countdown News, 1967

THE HOTEL CHESTERFIELD is not one of New York’s most majestic hotels, but it has a virtue prized by lyricists and tunesmiths for it is ...

The Byrds: Derek Taylor Reports: The Byrds Fly High And It's Time To Crow

Report by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, June 1965

For the Byrds, the time has come. ...

The Byrds: Byrds From The Egg

Memoir by Derek Taylor, Disc and Music Echo, May 1971

They're back! The American group who soared to success her in 1965 with 'Mr. Tambourine Man', then quickly 'disappeared'. Here Disc traces the Byrds' flight ...

The Byrds: Strictly for The Byrds!

Report by Derek Taylor, Melody Maker, July 1965

THE BYRDS happened. Suddenly, with little enough warning for any of us. For me, it started a couple of days after I arrived in Hollywood ...

Marianne Faithfull Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

Profile by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, July 1965

MARIANNE FAITHFULL flew out of Los Angeles and somehow the city didn't seem quite as bright. ...

Herb Alpert: More Than Meets The Eye Or Ear

Interview by Derek Taylor, Hit Parader, February 1968

EVERY WEDNESDAY morning, at about ten o'clock, I make my way down the narrow lanes winding out of the Hollywood Hills, past the ivy-covered cottages ...

John Lennon: Fighting The Good Fight With All Of His Might

Comment by Derek Taylor, Disc and Music Echo, November 1968

THIS IS addressed to those who love Lennon, who call him John and who give thanks for his being alive, hard by, at hand, dear ...

Harry Nilsson: Singer, Songwriter, Fab-Across-The-Water 1941-1994

Obituary by Derek Taylor, MOJO, 1994

John and Paul were asked to name their favourite artist. "Nilsson." And band? "Nilsson." ...

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The Bloodless Battle Of The Badge: The Press at Monterey Pop

Report by Derek Taylor, World Countdown News, July 1967

THE CLEAN YOUNG man at the window said he was from the Los Angeles Times and there was nothing in his face to say he ...

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