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Derek Taylor (I) (1932–1997)

Derek Taylor (7 May 1932 - 8 September 1997) was an English journalist, writer and publicist. He is best known for his work as press officer for The Beatles and The Beach Boys, creating campaign tag-lines such as "The Beatles Are Coming" and "Brian Wilson Is a Genius". He started his career as a local journalist in Liverpool aged 17 working for the... See full bio »



(age 65) in London, England, UK
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 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (special assistance - 3 episodes)
- February '64 to July '64 (1995) ... (special assistance)
- March '63 to February '64 (1995) ... (special assistance)
- July '40 to March '63 (1995) ... (special assistance)
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 1966 The Beach Boys: Sloop John B (Video short)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (script - 1 episode)
- Mighty Good: The Beatles (1977) ... (script)
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 1998 The Abbey Road Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1995-1996 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- June '67 to July '68 (1996) ... Himself
- July '68 to the End (1996) ... Himself
- February '64 to July '64 (1995) ... Himself
- August '64 to August '65 (1995) ... Himself
- March '63 to February '64 (1995) ... Himself
 1995 Rock & Roll (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- In the Groove (1995) ... Himself
- Renegades (1995) ... Himself
 1987 It Was 20 Years Ago Today (Documentary)
 1985 John Lennon: A Journey in the Life (TV Movie)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- Mighty Good: The Beatles (1977) ... Himself
 1975 David Frost Salutes the Beatles (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Let It Be (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Himself - The Beatles' Publicist
- All My Loving (1968) ... Himself - The Beatles' Publicist
 1968 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
- Episode #11.28 (1968) ... Himself
 1964 The Beatles in Nederland (TV Movie)
Himself (uncredited)
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 2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Documentary)
Himself - Beatles Publicist
 2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Documentary)
 2001 Wingspan (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2000 John & Yoko's Year of Peace (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Memories of 1970-1991 (TV Series documentary)
- 1970 ... Himself (uncredited)
 1988 Imagine: John Lennon (Documentary)
Himself - Beatles' Publicist

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Other Works:

Was the ghostwriter for Brian Epstein's autobiography, "A Cellarfull of Noise". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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First met The Beatles in his early days as a newspaper reporter, when he was sent to review them in concert and expected to bring back a negative story. He praised them instead, winning the favor of both the band and their manager Brian Epstein. Later, George Harrison was asked to lend his name to a regular newspaper column, with Taylor ghostwriting it for him; Harrison's critique of the first ... See more »

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