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Derek Taylor
Born(1932-05-07)7 May 1932
Liverpool, England, UK
Died7 September 1997(1997-09-07) (aged 65)
Sudbury, Suffolk, England, UK
OccupationNovelist, writer
Notable work(s)A Cellarful of Noise
I Me Mine

Derek Taylor (7 May 1932 – 7 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 .[1] He was also a to The Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and co-wrote a with guitarist George Harrison.

In the mid-1960s, Taylor lived with his family in Los Angeles, California,[1] and had his own 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 on 7 September 1997.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hear Derek Taylor (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).