Having moved to Vancouver, Andrew Loog Oldham told the Georgia Sraight, "At the age of 19 I discovered, uncovered, managed, and produced a British musical group known as the Rolling Stones and until I was 23 worked at making them a way of life for as many folks as possible." His claim to fame is that he co-wrote As Tears Go By with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and discovered Marianne Faithful. The songs he produced for the band include many of their best hits: Satisfaction, Under My Thumb, Get Off Of My Cloud, Lady Jane, Play With Fire, Out of Time, Mother's Little Helper, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Paint It Black.

His memoir of his glory days managing Mick, Keith and the boys, before they were hailed as The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World, could only have been called Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960s (2004), followed by 2Stoned. He also released Stone Free (2016). "Stone Free is the third part of my triography. It is an affectionate look at impresarios I have admired, loved and loathed. There are profiles on Serge Diaghilev, Mike Todd, Otto Preminger, Larry Parnes & John Kennedy, Brian Epstein, Don Arden, Kit Lambert & Chris Stamp, Malcolm McLaren, Albert Grossman, Phil Spector, Allen Klein, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards and more." Another version of his memoirs has appeared as Rolling Stoned (2013).

For thirty years Oldham mostly lived in Bogota, Colombia with his wife, model and actress Esther Farfan. He first came to live in Vancouver in 2003 to write a book and be closer to his son, a music producer who was based in Los Angeles.