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In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unknown rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a notorious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. 2Stoned is the remarkable record of these years, when Oldham's radical strategies t ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 4th 2003 by Vintage
(first published 2002)
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I read the first one some years back and was disappointed as it didn't cover the Stones' breakthrough years. This does tho and it's a great document on 60s rock and roll. Insightful into the cultivation of the image of the Stones, in no small point down to Oldham force of personality. Brutally honest with himself at times, a large part of the book is made up of recollections from other key players.
Wow, was this ever a fun read! I felt like I was right there with Andrew, managing the Rolling Stones in their glory days in the 60's. He's a great writer, very witty and clever and funny. Sometimes I wasn't quite sure what he was talking about, but that was part of the fun. Great attention to wardrobe throughout!
Loved it. I've read all his books. Couldn't put them down. This man has lived an interesting life, but you can also feel his pain and see how much the firing by the Rolling Stones has affected his life...Sad story in ways. I can only imagine what a ride it must have been when he was with the Stones.