The Derek Taylor Tapes

The Derek Taylor Tapes currently in auction.

More information and detail has been added to the description of the Derek Taylor cassette tape collection currently auctioned by Gotta Have Rock and Roll, which we mentioned in an earlier post. Take a look at what has been added.
Link to lot

Tape 1: Unheard Beatles Sgt Pepper Rehearsals from Kenwood late ’66 early ’67

Tape 2: George Harrison With the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and Jimmy Page.

Tape 3: George with Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band band

Tape 4: John Interviews Yoko 1969

Tape 5: Yoko with Dr. Arthur Janov

Tape 6: “One From The Nursery” Unreleased John Lennon Album

You will find track lists and further descriptions on the auction site.

So there you have it. Should make an interesting listen for the buyer, and even sold without copyright, surely the spoken material could make it online without implications. One bidder so far, at $30,000. The auction house estimates $300,000 – $500,000.

9 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    A wealth of new and interesting material there, particularly the Pepper rehearsals and the George + Bonzos tapes. I wonder if we’ll ever hear it all. Strong possibility that Macca will buy it and it’ll disappear into his archives. Understandable if so.

  2. Datar says:

    Sgt Pepper rehearsals?! Because its at John’s house, I would suppose its his demos. If late 66 would probably be more SFF outtakes, early 67 could open it up to Day In the Life, Lucy, Good Morning.. a lot of those are already circulating

  3. voxstarstream says:

    One tape is obviously not an original. EMI was not called Abbey Road Studios until after 2000, and chrome tape did not exist in 1969

  4. James says:

    I think the listing has been removed. Or perhaps it sold.

  5. angel says:

    I could not find the lot in question with the link provided above : “Link to lot”

  6. Shad Radna says:

    Cassettes were available for most of The Beatles’ career. The studios were renamed in 1976. The 01 London dial code places it no later than 1990. It looks like a late-eighties cassette.

  7. ivor davis says:

    I am not in the market for buying Derek’s tapes, but I knew him well, when he was my guide when I traveled with the Beatles in North America–and then a friend when he moved to Southern Californiawith Joan and the kids a year or so later. All I can say is that Derek told it like it is—and therefore I should imagine his tapes are most –how shall I put it–let’s say “enlightening.” He had strong opinions and a quick, creative mind. ivor davis

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