Andrew Loog Oldham at 19 years of age was the Rolling Stones first manager. By suggesting that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger start writing original songs, a 50 year plus collaboration was born (affectionately now known as the ‘Strolling Bones’ ;>). Shawn and Mark discuss how a business might use this story to explain both the value of copying masters, and encouraging innovation.
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Tags: Original material, innovation, youth, music, confidence, early start
This story starts at 01:18
1963 Andrew Loog Oldman
19 Years of age
First band management job was the Rolling Stones. Managed for first 4 years
Got them a recording contract with Decca (who had previously turned down the Beatles)
Stones played covers like all bands of the time
Richards and Jagger told to write original songs – little previous experience
Famous names can make a story quicker to tell and visualise
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