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As Time Goes By

Derek Taylor

A spellbindingly intimate insider’s account of the 1960s music industry by one of the Beatles’ most trusted friends

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‘The sharpest memoir written by one of the Beatles’ inner circle.’ Observer

Derek Taylor’s iconic memoir is a rare opportunity to be immersed in one of the most whirlwind music sensations in history: Beatlemania. As Time Goes By tells the remarkable story of Taylor’s trajectory from humble provincial journalist to loved confidant right at the centre of the Beatles’ magic circle. In charming, conversational prose, Taylor shares anecdotes and reminiscences so vivid and immediate that you find yourself plunged into the beating heart of 1960s counterculture. Whether watching the debut performance of ‘Hey Jude’ in a country pub or hearing first-hand gossip about a star-studded cast of characters, Taylor’s unique narrative voice forges an autobiography like no other. Reissued here in a brand new edition with a foreword by celebrated writer Jon Savage, this long-admired memoir is a cult classic of the genre awaiting a new readership.

Critic Reviews

An authentic account of the psychedelic 60s and the Beatles from one of the coolest guys in the business.

Neil Tennant

Derek Taylor was the Beatles’ press officer in 1964 and the Apple Press Officer from 1968 until 1970. Between these years, he represented many acts including the Beach Boys and the Byrds. He continued to work with the Beatles in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly on the Anthology book, CD and documentary film project. He has published six books, of…

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