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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.)

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