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Former Rolling Stones manager Rupert Loewenstein dies aged 80

He advised the Stones for almost four decades from 1968.

The Rolling Stones perform during a concert at Tokyo Dome.
The Rolling Stones perform during a concert at Tokyo Dome.
Image: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

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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