You will receive a verification email shortly. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. The act just did the playing and singing. Oldham famously locked Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a room until they had a self-penned gem (Tell Me) worthy of inclusion on the Stones' debut album. C'mon - Darlene Love saying, 'But it's December the 24th and I'm longing to be up north' puts a pop lump in my throat and a tear in my eye every year.". "No, I think if we strip away the protective layer to all our functions, eventually the two functions of pimps and whores are applicable, and that fact appreciated, a lot of the crap gets removed, and life is simple. He was manager and producer of the Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967, and was noted for his flamboyant style. "Dickie Pride had talent, and so did Duffy Power. Now, in this hurdy-gurdy, space-slurping tech world we function in, an artist is required to be able to promote themselves, to be able to handle all aspects of the selling and the media. Lady Gaga at the Grammys a couple of years ago - that yellow theme was just amazing. Andrew Loog Oldham lives in Colombia, far from the capital in which he made his name. Sutton said, “At Lime, we want to tell the stories from people from the margins of society, In the beginning, I had to shout about the Stones or Marianne Faithful or whomever. John Stephen, the king of Carnarby Street clothing stores. He was all of nineteen when Brian Epstein took him on to be the Beatles’ London press agent, and already regarded as someone who could make things happen. The longtime manager and producer of the Rolling Stones, Andrew Loog Oldham promoted and nurtured the group's notorious reputation as the bad boys of the British Invasion, orchestrating their ultimate rise to prominence as the "world's greatest rock & roll band." In 1963, at a callow 19 years of age, Andrew Loog Oldham somehow found himself at the helm of what would quickly become one of the most successful and … But he had a true ear for the music, as well, and unlike Epstein, who was an awkward, sometimes unwelcome presence in the studio with The Beatles, Oldham produced all of The Rolling Stones' albums until 1966's Between The Buttons. ", Oldham shares a laugh with Mick Jagger. As depicted in the film, the fans at the shows went absolutely crazy - rushing the stage and literally attacking the band. When they got in the studio, did they have fun playing together? "Well, once upon a time, the art of hustle was given to a precious few. To Say Andrew Loog Oldham is "one of a kind" is far too little praise for a man who help create the image and market the world's greatest rock n roll band (of which I have been a fan for 45 years years).ALO was brash, bold and truly original, making it up as he went along to incredible success at age 19 (no it's not a typo). You don't take a stand on his guilt or innocence, but for a lot of us, when we heard the news of Lana Clarkson's murder, it didn't come as a big surprise - it's as if we expected it. So Wikipedia calls you, among other things, an "impresario" - which I guess you were at one time. The establishment still loathed the Stones and hoped we'd go away.". On the band's debut album, Phil Spector is credited as playing maracas on Little By Little. He was just 19 years old when he went to see a relatively unknown group called The Rolling Stones. That is a particular misconception that is unfortunately promoted today by the Stones. Now, where Kit and Chris Stamp showed The Who what could be was quite amazing. Same with The Beatles in Hamburg. Something of a paradox? Flamboyant as they come, Andrew Loog Oldham was the first manager of The Rolling Stones. He left the Stones in 1967 and continued his work in the music business with his label Immediate Records which had a stellar roster of artists including Small Faces and The Nice. Without Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones would not have become "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World." That seems like a contradiction... "I was told by my book editor that I never met a cliché I did not embrace. Andrew Loog Oldham In Rock 'n Roll history, there are some groups whose managers are just as famous as the acts themselves. A hustler is only as good as his hustle, and in 1963, 19-year-old Andrew Loog Oldham hit the mother lode. Your poetry for the album December's Children - what did the band think of it? Oldham (second from left) with The Rolling Stones (Image credit: Bob Bonis Photographs @2269 Productions, Inc. - NotFadeAwayGallery.com) A hustler is only as good as his hustle, and in 1963, 19-year-old Andrew Loog Oldham hit the mother lode. Has the tragic myth eclipsed the music? "Do we realize how many state fairs Elvis played before he did The Steve Allen Show? "You can hear it. John Lennon doing 19th Nervous Breakdown. He just snarled and spat me out on the street for wasting his time and not coming up to what being in a room with him required. And they are supposed to be the icing on the toxic cake we all want slices of. Before long he was their manager, producer and is generally credited with creating their “bad boy” image. In recent years he has published several entertaining autobiographies and memoirs, the latest is called Rolling Stoned. "I didn't. Bully Fury was James Dean. This is his story. "There is a big difference between the times and people I write about in Stone Free. Were the Stones ever concerned for their safety? A whole slew. Who were the Stones looking to as either competition or inspiration? Coinciding (coincidentally) with The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary celebrations of last year, Oldham, who has made Bogota, Columbia his home since the mid-'80s, is back in the limelight now more than ever with two fascinating offerings. There was a problem. Most bands did not have their hands on the pulse of all three.". All rights reserved. Your chapter on Phil Spector is riveting and heartbreakingly personal. I guess Dickie Pride got the best or worst name, depending on one's point of view. In 1963 nineteen year old Andrew Loog Oldham became the Rolling Stones' first manager and record producer. Without Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones would not have become "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World." Do you think we're incapable of being shocked by art anymore? You also don't have a problem with the word "hustler." * English-speaking linernotes of Andrew Loog Oldham (December, 2012) * Musician-Lineup to every track * Two full-page, coloured illustrations Manufactured in Canada, derived by the available SID codes in the CD-inside ring Tracks 1, 3, 6, and 7 are instrumental They would say, 'I hustled him, because they preferred that to the truth: 'I fucked him.' The group tunes up, puts on a bit of makeup, signs an autograph for an elderly woman - by '72, things would be quite different. I've seen Mick and/or Keith both say that I cast them against The Beatles. "Have a look at it again. The Beatles were The Beatles - the Stones were the Stones, and as you say, a lot of folks liked both. In April 1963, a journalist friend recommended that Oldham see a young R&B band called the Rolling Stones. Andrew Loog Oldham began working as a young publicist in London in the early 1960’s, just as the British music, fashion and social scene were starting to explode. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ former manager and producer of their early recordings, is bypassing Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at … Was the group starting to think of the album as a sophisticated piece of art unto itself rather than just a collection of singles? The in-between period was pretty good as well - Between The Buttons, for example.". Born in England in 1944, Oldham or…. You're with them in the room - what kinds of opinions or suggestions would you offer? Not true. The problem with rock 'n' roll being able to shock us is that there is no school on the road anymore. Brian's demeanor in the film doesn't really suggest the enormous problems he would soon have. Who were you inspired by? That's not happy. You claim that integrity bothered Albert Grossman. Let's get into Charlie Is My Darling. It was such a nod to the square culture that the Rolling Stones were attempting to wipe away that you had to … If anything, French cinema influenced me - the tackiness of Godard. Self (as Andrew Oldham) 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) Self - manager of the Rolling Stones. Producing their 1964 debut, The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers), Oldham helmed no fewer than four other LPs for the group before the end of 1965 alone; additionally, he formed the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra to release symphonic albums including Plays Lionel Bart's Maggie May and East Meets West: Famous Hits of the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons. During the two periods they enjoyed playing together the results were magic. Both events disturbed audiences deeply - like rock 'n' roll used to. Andrew Loog Oldham was the original manager of the Rolling Stones, created their image, and made Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into songwriters. I also like a question of opposites. 2Stoned is the remarkable record of these years, when Oldham's radical strategies t "It just sounded right to keep it going at the time, in that moment, and luckily Charlie saw me waving and kept it going.". You related quite strongly to Tony Curtis' character, Sid Falco, in Sweet Smell Of Success. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones manager and producer from 1963 to 1967, is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014. Andrew Loog Oldham — The Rolling Stones. "Completely. This is his story. ", You write about Malcolm McLaren, who said that "anybody can be a Sex Pistol." "Who I was inspired by did not enter the picture. Did you enjoy your notoriety? I cast them as they were. "Where? How far along did that ever get? Finally completed more than 45 years after its original filming we get to view the Stones backstage and on-stage with some amazing footage I had never seen before. Currently he can be heard daily as a disc jockey on Sirius/XM’s Underground Garage sharing his vast knowledge of the music he presents and offering insights and opinions that are wonderful to listen to. They got it wrong. The guy who manages Justin Bieber, maybe - he should be. © Betina La Plante. Then it was adopted by the gelled, four-buttoned majority malaise. Yet he fought fiercely for Dylan's artistic freedom. The song Goin' Home is over 11 minutes long. He also played a great bass on Play With Fire.". "That was our new recording home, RCA on Iver and Sunset. He seems happy and engaged. The picture shows the group being absolutely on fire on stage. On As Tears Go By I did for sure. It's not any different from Fabian, is it?". (You can order Stone Free, from Escargot Books, right here.). Both came out of the jazz and R&B cycle. Back in the '60s, in the beginning, a manager spoke for his act. "Sure did. It is of the time. What went into your decision to cast the Stones as the "anti-Beatles"? The prefix gets a bad rap, but you don't see it that way, do you? "I was shocked by Kanye West on the 12-12-12 thing, but I think that's not the shock you are looking for. "Never did. In 1966 Andrew Oldham decided to try and cash in even further on his most famous act, the Rolling Stones, by releasing an orchestral album of what were their biggest hits at the time. You've also been described as an "enfante terrible" of the London pop scene. I nearly forgot his name, a great disservice - Mike Appel. We were now having hits. Check out his new podcast Sounds and Vision. In those words? Tell me, which Jagger-Richards song would you have loved to hear The Beatles cover? That Oldham scored his boys a record deal at a better royalty rate than The Beatles, showing up his onetime employer, Epstein, quickly cemented his status as a shrewd dealmaker. 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