Nick of Time: My Life And Career, All On The Record
By Nick Hampton
Nick Hampton’s memoir charts his stellar career in the glory days of rock ’n’ roll with giant labels like EMI and CBS that took him from London in the Swinging Sixties through Europe and the USA to Sydney, where he was the managing director of EMI Australia.
NICK OF TIME: MY LIFE AND CAREER, ALL ON THE RECORD is a fascinating walk down music memory lane as Hampton recalls the times he spent with great artists such as Petula Clark, Elton John, The Kinks, Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, Donovan, Sandie Shaw, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Vera Lynn, Slim Dusty, Joy McKean, Glenn Shorrock, Jimmy Barnes, Iva Davies, Neil Finn, Richard Clapton, Jenny Morris and Smoky Dawson.
He also takes readers deep inside the global pop/rock music business, what he describes as “mostly the good, occasionally the bad, and sometimes the downright ugly”, remembering leviathans like Lew Grade, Dick James, Clive Davis and the late Ted Albert, his visionary friend behind The Easybeats and AC/DC’s climb to the top.