Thursday, November 17, 2011

About the Authors of I Me Mine

The authors of I Me Mine are George Harrison and Derek Taylor. George Harrison was a member of the Beatles and after the Beatles was a solo music artist. He was born February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. George Harrison was married twice, first to Pattie Boyd and second to Olivia Harrison. He had one son with Olivia, a boy named Dhani. This book is the only book he wrote, but he wrote many songs that are well known. Harrison is well known for not just being in the Beatles, but also creating many charity events like the Concert for Bangla Desh and his peaceful songs that warmed the hearts of many people. Sadly he died in 2001 from cancerous tumors in is brain and his lung.

Derek Taylor was the press officer for the Beatles and wrote a column about George in the paper The Daily Express. He was born on May 7, 1932. Taylor was an English journalist and wrote in the News Chronicle, the Sunday Dispatch, and the Sunday Express. He was first assigned to review the Beatles concerts and was then asked to write a column about one of the Beatles. After being the press officer of the Beatles, he moved to the Americas and created his own public relations company where he provided publicity for The Byrds, The Beach Boys', and Paul Revere and the Raiders. In addition to helping George write I Me Mine, Derek Taylor wrote The Making of the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fifty Years Adrift (In An Opened Necked Shirt), and It Was Twenty Years Ago Today. He died September 8, 1997 from cancer.

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