NICK OF TIME: MY LIFE AND CAREER, ALL ON THE RECORD, the new memoir from one of the most respected figures in the Australian music industry, has been acclaimed by the movers and shakers who knew the popular author – Nick Hampton.
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Nick Hampton special offer!

The new memoir from one of the most respected figures in the Australian music industry has been acclaimed by the movers and shakers who knew the popular author – Nick Hampton.


“This memoir tells us just how he became the charismatic and hugely effective person we all know in Australia.”
Iva Davies / Icehouse




(Special offer + $5 for the Golden Stave Foundation)

Nick Hampton’s memoir charts his stellar career in the glory days of rock’n’roll with giants like EMI and CBS. It took him from London in the Swinging Sixties through Europe and the USA to Australia, where he became managing director of EMI and one of the most respected figures in the super-competitive music business. Later Nick was a highly regarded executive at APRA as well as a founding father of some of the music industry’s most important charities, including the GOLDEN STAVE FOUNDATION.



Plus $5 from each book donated to the GOLDEN STAVE FOUNDATION

- Valid until 31 October, 2020
- Official Release is 1 October 2020
- Retail Price A$29.95

BUY NOW $24.95

‘I could not put it down!’ Peter Rix (Manager of Marcia Hines and Jon English)
‘Nick is a larger than life personality with enthusiasms covering many areas’ Joy McKean
‘Remembers where the bodies were buried. A real page-turner.’ Norm Lurie (Former managing director of Music Sales Australia)
‘I had no idea of the breadth of his experiences and the more than colourful characters he worked with.’ Ian James (Former managing director of Mushroom Music)
‘Trust is rarer than diamonds in this industry but Nick is a trust billionaire.’ Les Gock (Founding member of Hush)
‘Nick Hampton – charming and honourable. A gentleman but with a steely core. Not someone to be trifled with!’ Jeremy Fabinyi (Manager/music industry executive)
‘I love him most because he cares . . . about people, places and things’ Jenny Morris (APRA Chair and Director of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia)


Charities supported in 2020


The Golden Stave supported the following charities in early 2020 from funds raised during 2019.

  • Camp Breakaway
  • Central Coast Kids in Need
  • Clown Doctors
  • HeartKids
  • KidsXpress
  • Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
  • Redkite
  • St George Children & Disabilities Fund
  • Support Act
  • Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD)
  • The National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG)
  • The Shepherd Centre

We thank our very generous supporters for their continued ongoing support and we will be back bigger than ever in 2021.

Golf Day 2021 – Save the date

Friday March 19th 2021 – Beverley Park Golf Club


The 29th Anniversary Golden Stave Golf Day Featuring the "David Gilchrist Ambrose Challenge" will be held on Friday 19th March 2021 at the Beverley Park Golf Club. As usual the day will be lots of fun and enjoyment which we are well known for. The format will be the usual 4 ball Ambrose, with a lot of additional surprises over the 18 holes.

Compete for the annual “David Gilchrist Ambrose Challenge” in memory of our good mate and former loyal hard working committee member David Gilchrist. So we ask all our loyal supporters and friends to join us and honour David’s memory on Friday 19th March and pay tribute to David in a way he would have liked. By helping make it a wonderful day to remember of golfing fun and raising even more money for kids in need. 

Golf Day Agenda

8.00 am Registration and BBQ / Sausage Sizzle Breakfast
9.30 am Shotgun Tee-Off! Proceeded by a short Golf Clinic.
1.30 pm Lunch and drinks in the clubhouse followed by the Presentation and Prizes ceremony!

Price Packages (all prices include GST)

Sponsorship $1,500 per hole (includes team of 4 plus hole signage)
Teams of 4 players $900
Individual players $225

Fee includes green fees, balls/tees, motorised golf cart hire, team photograph, goodies show bag, BBQ Sausage Sizzle Breakfast, Lunch and drinks in the clubhouse for your team. As always the Golf Committee has some surprises in store which will make for a day of fun and laughter so that you can enjoy and feel confident to bring your clients along.


The Golden Stave Foundation maintained it's on going good work thanks to our many wonderful supporters we have now raised over $15 million and supported over 50+ Children’s Charities in NSW. As you enjoy the day you can you help us to help a child in need, by raising more money for children's charities in 2019.

Join Now

Payment by Cheque For organisations wanting to pay by cheque, then please send a purchase order with a cheque made payable to the Golden Stave and posted to:

Mr Larry Warren
Golden Stave Foundation
PO Box 879
Cherrybrook NSW 2126


Download the Golf Day Order Form

Acceptable Dress Standards

  • On the course, in the Clubhouse and practice areas - shirts with attached collars worn tucked into tailored slacks and shorts.
  • Sport socks are allowed in white only
  • Golf attire is acceptable in the Clubhouse
  • Ladies should have smart casual wear
  • Knee length shorts acceptable

Unacceptable Dress Standards

  • Beach shorts or slacks, elastic or draw-string waited shorts or slacks
  • Any articles of faded or dilapidated clothing
  • Golf shoes must be worn whilst playing
  • Thongs or sandals are prohibited on the course, in the Clubhouse and practice areas

It does not matter if you do not have a handicap, the committee will allocate on your last score.

Male maximum handicap: 21 Female maximum handicap: 32


  • Ambrose Winners
  • First runner up
  • Second runner up
  • Best scratch score
  • Nearest to the pin (par 3)
  • Longest driver
  • Perpetual trophy
  • Individual winning team trophies


If you have any questions or wish to become a sponsor, please email Larry Warren (General Manager) at, or call Larry on 0406 428 969