Derek Taylor: The Fifth Beatle
Jon Savage, GQ, 20 May 2018
He was the proto multi-hyphenate, serving as press officer, PA and confidante to the Beatles while still finding time to master journalism, launch the Byrds, brand the Beach Boys and fulfill a "promise to save mankind". GQ discovers the remarkable hinterland of the Fab Four's true plus-one.
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