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As Time Goes By - Derek Taylor

Jon Savage’s Derek Taylor Inspired Playlist

April 11, 2018 | by James Stone

Tags: As Time Goes By, Derek Taylor, Harry Nilsson, James Taylor, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, jon savage

To celebrate the reissue of  Derek Taylor’s iconic memoir As Time Goes By, Jon Savage has curated a collection of tracks in tribute to The Beatles’ Press Officer and journalist.

In the introduction to As Time Goes by Jon Savage writes on Derek Taylor, ‘At the time when pop was just for the young, incomprehensible to adults, he crossed over the generational divide and never even thought about coming back.’

The playlist Savage has curated tells Taylor’s story through the songs that came to represent his life and the music scene he was a part of for three decades

Beginning with the song made famous in Casablanca, after which Taylor’s memoir is named, the playlist takes us on an eclectic journey from the pop gems of Taylor’s youth in the 1940s and 50s to classic songs of the artists he represented including The Beatles, The Byrds and The Mamas and Papas.

Listen to the Spotify playlist



As Time Goes By - Derek Taylor Book

As Time Goes By

Derek Taylor

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…