Track Record: Simon Napier-Bell
Simon Napier-Bell is a music manager, composer, writer and author, most famous for managing Wham!, The Yardbirds and Marc Bolan, and for collaborating with the likes of Dusty Springfield and Burt Bacharach. He started out as a jazz musician before writing film scores, then branching into music and artist management with The Yardbirds. This career took him into the Eighties, where he managed the duo Wham! at the height of their fame. He’s written extensively too. His book and film, ’50 Years Legal’ is out now, charting half a decade since the change in the law around homosexuality.