Rock Manager, Author and Film-Maker

Amongst artists Simon Napier-Bell has managed are The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ultravox, T Rex, Marc Bolan, Japan, Asia, Candi Staton, Boney M, Sinéad O'Connor, Wham! & George Michael.

In the 60s he co-wrote the song You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, a number one for Dusty Springfield, then later for Elvis Presley too.

He's also written four best-selling books: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, about the 60s; Black Vinyl White Powder, about the postwar British record industry; I’m Coming To Take You To Lunch, about taking Wham! to Communist China in the 80s, the first Western rock group ever to play there. And Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay, a history of the business of popular music from 1710 until today, now republished under the title The Business. He has a new book out at the end of 2022, Sour Mouth Sweet Bottom, a series of personal vignettes.

Recently he's directed four major documentaries. 'To Be Frank', about Frank Sinatra (Netflix). '27 Club', investigating the psyche of creative music artists (Netflix). '50 Years Legal', marking 50 years since the UK decriminalised homosexuality, (Sky TV). And 'George Michael: Portrait of an Artist', currently on Amazon, Apple and iTunes. He is also the originating producer of 'Raiding the Rock Vault', the No 1 rated music show in Las Vegas.

Simon Napier-Bell is CEO of the Pierbel Entertainment Group, which offers his services as a speaker, documentary director, writer, TV presenter, and consultant to artists and corporations, and is joint owner and director of the music production house Amsterdam Rock Exchange.

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