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Simon Napier Bell: the Dodgy Business of Popular Music: the Beginning . . .

Nobody wanted to hear songs they didn’t know so new songs had to be force-fed to the public. The best way was to persuade top ballad singers to feature them in their concerts. To persuade them they were bribed – from the very beginning, that was the nature of the music business. No song was played till someone was paid....." Continue reading

Simon Napier-Bell: Don’t You Know Who I Am?

In 1982, when Japan played their last gig - six consecutive nights at Hammersmith Odeon - David Bowie turned up at my invitation. At the car park entrance he opened the back window of his limo and told the security guard, “I’m David Bowie......" Continue reading

Simon Napier-Bell On Tour With Mark Bolan (T-Rex)

    Simon Napier-Bell: “In the 70s I happened to be in Tokyo when Marc Bolan was there on tour. I was no longer managing him but he suggested I come along with the band to Osaka to see his show there. We went on the midnight bullet train and the band members boarded the [...] Continue reading

Simon Napier- Bell- On Management

We’re delighted to welcome a new contributor to Skrufff, music industry legend and bon viveur extraodinaire Simon Napier-Bell. As a manager, Simon handled the careers of stars including Ultravox, Candi Staton, The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, Japan, Asia, Boney M, Sinitta and Wham!, while as a writer he’s published three great books about the music industry...... Continue reading

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