Andrew Loog Oldham

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."

Andrew Loog Oldham
Born in England in 1944, Oldham originally attempted to forge a performing career of his own, appearing under stage names like "Sandy Beach" and "Chancery Lane" to little notice from the pop establishment. He soon turned to working as a publicist in the employ of Brian Epstein, later coming into contact with the renowned American producer Phil Spector, a key influence on Oldham's subsequent dealings. An effusive Rolling Stones concert review inspired him to investigate the group further, and after taking in a performance at the Crawdaddy club in Richmond, Oldham began ingratiating himself into the Stones' circle, gradually convincing them to break a handshake agreement with impresario Giorgio Gomelsky in order to let him take over their reins.
 

Andrew Loog Oldham