Rock ‘n’ roll never dies
Simon Napier-Bell, one of the world's greatest music managers, on his forthcoming tome on the history of the music business
I am the total opposite of a control freak. If other people want to put their fingers in the pie and keep them there night and day, I’m happy to let them do so. Management is the art of taking credit for other people’s work and the biggest mistake is to do too much of the work yourself," writes Simon Napier-Bell, one of the world’s greatest music impresarios, in his memoir I’m Coming To Take You To Lunch: A Fantastic Tale Of Boys, Booze And How Wham! Were Sold to China (2006), about managing pop stars George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the 1980s.