Rock Veteran To Teach Course At B.C. University


Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. is becoming a school of rock.

Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' manager from 1963 to 1967 who also worked with artists like Rod Stewart, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithful, is set to teach a winter semester course.

Oldham will be a visiting scholar-in-residence with the Faculty of Arts and deliver 10 two-hour interactive talks during the 13-week Rock Dreams: A History, 1954-1984, taught by Bruce Baugh and Billy Collins. The three-credit course will run Thursday nights beginning in January. (Members of the general public are invited to apply to sit-in on the course.)

“Andrew Loog Oldham was at the epicentre of the most exciting music scene of all time: London in the 1960s," said Baugh, in a release. "It was a scene where everyone of any importance knew everyone else, it was incredibly concentrated in one place and it was amazingly fertile, artistically.

"It was a cultural revolution that shook the world. There has been nothing like it before or since.”

Oldham, 75, has written several three autobiograpies, co-wrote an ABBA biography and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

The London-born producer and talent manager has spent the past 16 years dividing his time between Bogota, Colombia and Vancouver, where he signed Canadian artist Ché Aimee Dorval to his label.