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May 7, 1932|
September 8, 1997 (aged 65)|
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
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 . 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, 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.