Derek Taylor was a working journalist when he met the Beatles, literally in the right place at the right time as the band was on the cusp of fame in England.
Manager Brian Epstein brought Taylor aboard as the Beatles’ press agent.
Taylor accompanied the boys as they rocketed to worldwide fame, looking on as they transcended music to become cultural icons.
Taylor’s story — as he recounted in his 1987 book called It Was Twenty Years Ago Today — reminds us that the Beatles were not just a band; they were a cultural phenomenon that continues to shape the world of music.
So here now, from 1987, Derek Taylor.
Derek Taylor died in 1997. He was 65.
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