Subtitled ‘Days In The Life of The Beatles Spin Doctor’, this is the first biography of arguably one of the most enigmatic and important figures working behind the scenes of the music business in the sixties and seventies. Despite the claim above, Taylor’s career was much more than simply ‘spin doctor’ (even though that term hadn’t yet come into being) for the band, as he remained a friend and confidante of the individual members right up to his premature death in 1997. His methods as a press officer, initially for the band as Brian Epstein’s PA and then ultimately for Apple Corps, were well ahead of their time, and he also took his skills over the Atlantic in the mid sixties working for the likes of The Byrds and The Beach Boys as well as co-creating the Monterey Pop Festival. A colourful character who was at the heart of what was going on in the music scene of that crucial era, this comprehensive detailed book provides an interesting and very readable look back at his life and times.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
The Beatles, the sixties music scene.
One thing you’ve learned
There’s always another book waiting to be written on some aspect of The Beatles and their legacy, although to be fair this book does go way beyond that.