Born in Country town of Gawler, South Australia.
Darryl started his career as an artist manager after working as an accountant.
He took over the management of Bev Harrell from promoter Ron Tremain in the early sixties.
He would later manage John Farnham who had been seen by Joyce Washington of 'Central Booking Agency' in Adelaide whom had seen John and advising Sambell to look at John for management.
Darryl ended up managing John Farnham, The Masters Apprentices, Zoot, The Harts, Daryl Somers, Tony Pantana and many more.
His commitment to his artist was unquestonable and ther is no doubt that his work with John Farnham had paid off to the maximum.
Sambell certainly took John to the top was riding high also were all his other acts.
Darryll Sambell was one not mince his words and always got the goods.
Sambell also worked with Jeff Joseph in a Melbourne agency management company AMBO.
Darryl split from Farnham and headed for New Zealand, his seemingly disagreed with John's marriage in 1976' which was evedent from the start, other matters were never known leaving many questions unanswered about monetary matters etc. This is a matter that may well be disputed?
Darryl spent many years in New Zealand within the entertainment still and was also was involved in many other ventures such as race horses and promoting bunjee Jumping.
Darryl Sambell was a managers manager, though many may disagree.
Darryl died at the Gold Coast Hospital aged 56 in 2001.
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