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The Norland Nanny hired to look after Jade Jagger but ended up managing the Rolling Stones

Added 11-26-22 07:36:03am EST - “The first female tour manager to some of the wildest rock bands in history, Sally Arnold was spectator at a music scene that has since come to define the word hedonistic.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Nanny hired to look after Jade Jagger but ended up managing the band”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tending to a bloodied Keith Moon when he erupted from a wardrobe, arms and legs flailing, wood splintering. Turning a blind eye to the very intimate antics of Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards on board a private plane. Fending off the unsubtle advances of some of the most famous men in 1970s rock . . .

To former children’s nanny Sally Arnold, such hair-raising episodes were all, quite literally, in a day’s work.

The first female tour manager to some of the wildest rock bands in history, Sally was spectator at — and sometimes active participant in — a music scene that has since come to define the word hedonistic.

But, as she recounts in a new memoir, it was her qualification as a Norland Nanny, one of an elite brigade of childcare specialists favoured by royalty and celebrities, that made her the perfect woman for the job.

After all, the attributes that made her so fitting for childcare — patience, impeccable organisational skills, strictness tempered by kindness — were exactly what you also needed for life on the road with a bunch of rackety, drug-fuelled musicians.

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