A Who's Who of Swinging London #4


Andrew Loog Oldham (and his clients)

3 comments:

huskermould said...

has anyone read his autobiography? If so, is it worth a read.

Richard Gibson said...

Great photo, he looks about 16 years old. What a hustler, he looks like the Artful Dodger.

Tom Sutpen said...

I think the photo is from that LP of instrumental versions of Rolling Stones hits Oldham slapped together. The pound note says it all.

I recall someone saying something along the lines that Oldham's biggest mistake was thinking he was smarter than Brian Epstein (presumably by way of explaining why the Stones weren't as purely famous as the Mop Tops). I have to assume whoever said that didn't look at some of the deals Epstein made between '63 and '67. The Beatles didn't see a tenth of the money they could have seen if they'd had someone with even a small degree of business savvy seeing to their affairs.