The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Andrew Loog Oldham

Induction category: Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement


In 1965, Tom Wolfe famously dubbed Phil Spector America’s first tycoon of teen. Great Britain in the 1960s had its own version with Andrew Loog Oldham. Similarly eccentric, Oldham sported a one-of-a-kind mix of flamboyance, fashion, attitude, chutzpah, vision and business smarts. As co-manager of the Rolling Stones from May 1963 to September 1970, and founder and co-owner of Immediate Records from 1965 to 1970, he helped shaped the future of rock, and certainly turned the music industry in the United Kingdome on its head. Along the way, between ages of 19 and 23, he produced some of the greatest ...

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