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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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Autobiogaphy: "As Time Goes By: Living In The Sixties." New York: Straight Arrow. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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Reportedly was an early convert to LSD, and was once reprimanded for holding a press conference at Apple while using the drug. See more »

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