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Derek Taylor
Born (1932-05-07)May 7, 1932
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. 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, 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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