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Stoned By Andrew Loog Oldham

Stoned
by Andrew Loog Oldham

His radical vision transformed them from a starving south London blues combo to the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band That Ever Drew Breath, while the revolutionary strategies he used to get them there provoked both adulation and revulsion throughout British society and beyond.
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Stoned Summary


Stoned by Andrew Loog Oldham

'People say I made the Stones. I didn't. They were there already. They only wanted exploiting. They were all bad boys when I found them. I just brought out the worst in them.' Andrew Loog Oldham was nineteen years old when he discovered and became the manager and producer of an unknown band called The Rolling Stones. His radical vision transformed them from a starving south London blues combo to the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band That Ever Drew Breath, while the revolutionary strategies he used to get them there provoked both adulation and revulsion throughout British society and beyond. An ultra-hip mod, flash, brash and schooled in style by Mary Quant, he was a hustler of genius, addicted to scandal, notoriety and innovation.

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Stoned Reviews


"Stoned is not a cautionary tale it's a celebration and carries the hope that any self-respecting impassioned young 19-year-old of today would do the same" * Guardian *
"A sterling work of brutal youth and brash vulgarity... a heady mix of innocence and glamour, uppers and downers, flashiness and outrage, insouciance and deceit" * Time Out *
"A dazzling overview of early 60s London life, Stoned is vastly aided by the testimony of everyone from Pete Townshend to Jimmy Greaves" * G Magazines *
"A fascinating and original perspective on that heady moment when a buttoned-up Britain finally lost its innocence and...youth culture was born" * Mail on Sunday *
"The most flash personality British pop ever had, the most anarchic and obsessive and imaginative hustler of all" * Nick Cohn *

About Andrew Loog Oldham


Andrew Loog Oldham is the author of Stoned, and 2Stoned.

Additional information

GOR001231544
Stoned by Andrew Loog Oldham
Andrew Loog Oldham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2001-05-03
384
0099284677
9780099284673
N/A
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