As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

by Derek Taylor


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The classic memoir with a new foreword by Jon Savage

Derek Taylor's iconic memoir is a rare opportunity to be immersed in one of the most whirlwind music sensations in history: Beatlemania. The reissue of the book has come together with the help and guidance of Jon Savage, Vanessa Taylor (Derek's daughter) and Jonathan Clyde, the head of Apple Records. It's been out of print for 35 years and is considered the first piece of classic writing on The Beatles.
  • As Time Goes By tells the remarkable story of Taylor's trajectory from humble provincial journalist to loved confidant right at the center 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. The Beatles are supporting publication on their social media accounts, as Derek is seen as one of the integral parts of The Beatles puzzle. He served as both their PR and PR for Apple Records.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780571342662
    Publisher: Faber and Faber
    Publication date: 05/15/2018
    Edition description: Reprint
    Pages: 240
    Sales rank: 341,619
    Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

    About the Author

    Derek Taylor (7 May 1932 – 8 September 1997) was an English journalist, writer, publicist and record producer. He is best known for his role as press officer to the Beatles, for whom he became one of several associates to earn the moniker "the Fifth Beatle".

    Table of Contents

    A new introduction Jon Savage 1

    1 About today written today 15

    2 Where the sweet magnolia blossoms 20

    3 Some who died and some who lived 25

    4 Leonard 30

    5 New chapter 45

    6 Danny 66

    7 Jerry (excuse me, but are you sane?) 69

    8 The woman in white 80

    9 The long and winding road: Annabel 88

    10 Massacres and other meannesses 97

    11 A brave building in a fussy street 99

    12 Please get me a Beatle's ear 106

    13 An ABKCO managed company 116

    14 Muttu and other mutterings 123

    15 A day out of the life, spent anxiously 132

    16 Bad, black day at Montagu Square 148

    17 More about the jolly British bobby 158

    18 I am lazy but that's all right so are you 163

    19 Upyer, all of yer 167

    20 Monday, another Monday 176

    21 By jumbo to Manhattan, chanting 180

    22 Critics and critics and victims 193

    23 Believe in the music, it will set you free 198

    24 Do you like boxing? 205

    25 Of heroes and villains 212

    26 Endpeace 220

    Index 223

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

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