Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

A Hard Day's Surfin' Safari: When Brian Met Macca

Derek Taylor, World Countdown News, 1967

When Beatles press officer Derek Taylor swapped Swinging Britain for LA's Sunset Strip in 1965, he played a pivotal part in bringing the worlds of London and Los Angeles together, doing press for the Byrds, the Beach Boys and many other West Coast acts. (It was he who conceived the famous "Brian Wilson Is A Genius" campaign.)

Total word count of piece: 1182

Not yet registered to read this free article? Enter your email address in the first field below and we'll send you a password to read all free articles on Rock's Backpages. Once you've received it, please login using the same email address (as your username) plus the password you've been sent, using the LOGIN form below.

If you've registered (or are an RBP subscriber), you don't need to request a new password. Simply enter your email address and password in the LOGIN form below...



For full access to all RBP articles, click here to subscribe.

The email we send will come from the address If you don't receive the message please be sure to check any spam filters you may have in place.