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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

ISBN: 9780648587453
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This memoir from one of the most respected figures in the history of the Australian music industry has been acclaimed by the movers and shakers who knew the popular author – Nick Hampton.

NICK OF TIME: MY LIFE AND CAREER, ALL ON THE RECORD, charts his stellar career in the glory days of rock ’n’ roll with giants like EMI and CBS. It took him from London in the Swinging Sixties through Europe and the USA to Australia, where he became managing director of EMI and one of the most respected figures in the super-competitive music business. Later, Nick was a highly regarded executive at APRA, the artists’ rights organisation, a founding father of music industry charities, and a pioneer in the field of music therapy.

NICK OF TIME is a fascinating walk down music memory lane alongside Petula Clark, The Kinks, Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, Donovan, Elton John, Sandie Shaw, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Vera Lynn and Paul Simon. As well as music greats in Australia, from Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn, Iva Davies, Slim Dusty and Joy McKean to Glenn Shorrock, Jenny Morris, Richard Clapton, Smoky Dawson and more. Plus other famous industry names like Ted Albert, who was behind the rise of AC/DC, Dick James, Louis Benjamin, Morris Levy, Lew Grade and Clive Davis.

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