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Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960's

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Publisher Comments:

In 1963, Andrew Loog Oldham was a precocious hustler of genius on the London scene, with a keen eye for the next look and a willingness to gamble on it. 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. But it was when he went to hear a relatively unknown blues combo perform that Oldham found his true calling. “I met the Rollin Stones,” he recalls simply, “and said hello to the rest of my life.” He took on more than a band; he took on an irresistible force that, with his vision, would become the Greatest Rock n Roll Band of All Time.

In addition to indelible portraits of Mick Jagger and crew, Stoned regales the reader with candid memories of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Marianne Faithfull—whom Oldham also created. Joined by contemporaries such as Pete Townshend, Vidal Sassoon, Diana Vreeland, Nik Cohn, and others who counted, Oldham gives us a privileged, brilliantly clear-eyed, and unmistakably authentic view back to where, for generations of music fans, things first started rolling.

About the Author

Andrew Loog Oldham currently lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312266530
Subtitle:
A Memoir of London in the 1960s
Other:
Oldham, Andrew Loog
Author:
Oldham, Andrew Loog
Other:
Ross, Ron
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
England
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Concert agents
Subject:
Artists' representatives
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
106-961
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 60 Bandw photos throughout
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 5.62 x 0.96 in 1.035 lb

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