Derek Taylor

publicist, writer
Born: 5/7/1932
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Taylor was the Beatles' press agent for a number of years. He traveled with the group on their 1964 world tour, ghostwrote the biography of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (A Cellarful of Noise, 1964), presided over the publicity office at the Apple building from 1968 to 1970, and appeared in the movie Let It Be (1970). He also served as publicist for the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and Paul Revere and the Raiders and produced albums for musicians such as Harry Nilsson. Taylor launched the vastly successful Beatles' Anthology in the 1980s and appeared in the miniseries of the same title (1995).

Died: 9/8/1997
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