3D cover Rock n Roll Nanny

Rock n Roll Nanny

A woman in a nurse’s uniform takes on the giants of rock…

Sally Arnold


Former Norland Nurse Sally Arnold was the first female tour manager in the rock business, and the first woman to have a tattoo put on her mastectomy scar. This is her memoir.

First edition

  • ISBN 9781800421493
  • Published Oct 2022
  • Paperback
    210 x 148mm (300 pages)


In 1971, Sally Arnold takes a nannying job in Paris that will transform her life. Her charge is Mick Jagger’s daughter Jade and she is soon running more than bath-time… She is working for the giants of rock as the first woman tour manager in the business.

What’s it like to prepare Christmas lunch with Mick Jagger? To go clubbing at Tramp with The Who’s crazy drummer Keith Moon? To deal with the WAGs in a band’s entourage?

When Sally moves on to organising charity events, she has to manage other larger-than-life personalities such as Billy Connolly and Rowan Atkinson. Sally also handles famous names from Princess Diana and the Duke of Edinburgh, to Mikhail Gorbachev and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.

How did Sally survive in this world of rock and roll?

"She is tough and well experienced in dealing with show business egos.”
Pete Townshend, The Who

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