Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rupert Loewenstein | Stones' ex-manager, 80

Prince Rupert Loewenstein, 80, an aristocrat who helped make the Rolling Stones as rich as kings, has died. Friend Hugo Vickers said the band's former business manager died Tuesday in a London hospital.

The Oxford-educated German aristocrat - full name Prince Rupert Ludwig Ferdinand zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg - advised the Stones for almost four decades from 1968. He masterminded their transformation from a financially rackety rock group to a formidable money-making machine. Despite the relationship, he always said he didn't like the band's music.

Last year he published a memoir, A Prince Among Stones. Mick Jagger was not amused, telling a newspaper, "I don't think your ex-bank manager should be discussing your financial dealings and personal information in public." - AP

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