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The Rolling Stones perform during a concert at Tokyo Dome. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
A Prince Among Stones

Former Rolling Stones manager Rupert Loewenstein dies aged 80

He advised the Stones for almost four decades from 1968.

PRINCE RUPERT LOEWENSTEIN, former business manager of the Rolling Stones, has died aged 80.

Friend Hugo Vickers says Loewenstein died today 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 Loewenstein 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.”

Loewenstein’s funeral will be held 30 May in London.

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