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Andrew Loog Oldham

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  • Year:
    2014
  • Inducted by:
    Peter Asher
  • Category:
    Ahmet Ertegun Award
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Hall of Fame Essay

2014

Rob Bowman

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 1967, and founder and co-owner of Immediate Records from 1965 to 1970, he helped shape the future of rock, and certainly turned the music industry in the United Kingdom on its head.

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