A Prince Among Stones: That Business with The Rolling Stones and Other Adventures

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 5, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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"He is a great financial mind for the market. He plays that like I play guitar. As long as there's a smile on Rupert's face, I'm cool."-Keith Richards on Prince Rupert Lowenstein??In

1968 Mick Jagger couldn't understand why the Rolling Stones were broke. The man he asked for help was a German prince, a merchant banker. They forged an unlikely alliance which re-invented the business of rock 'n' roll. As a youthquake shook the Establishment, Prince Rupert Loewenstein thrived in both worlds, never relinquishing his elegance or decorum. For nearly forty years Prince Rupert worked with the Stones as-in his own words-"a combination of bank manager, psychiatrist, and nanny," usually enthralled with his clients but often bemused and exasperated with them, too. Coolly impartial and dryly humorous, this is a refreshingly different take on the rock 'n' roll world from within its inner sanctum.
 

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A PRINCE AMONG STONES: That Business with the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures

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Languid memoir by the German-British noble who built a fortune for Mick Jagger and company, among other pop icons.The prince assures us on several occasions that he didn't come to the Rolling Stones ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
There is a good deal to be said for frivolity
27
Experience is what you get while looking
45
Only sick music makes money today
67
I know how men in exile feed on dreams
85
Life is all memory
103
Corruption never has been compulsory
125
They always say time changes things
145
A lion is at liberty who can follow the laws of
165
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive
185
I must put my foot in a bit of truth and then
203
When you can spend your life doing something
219
Epilogue
233
The Ancestry of Rupert
239
LoewensteinWertheimFrendenberg by Guy Sainty
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Born in Majorca in 1933, Prince Rupert Lowenstein was a stockbroker for the American firm Bache & Co. before going on to form a consortium that bought the investment bank Leopold Joseph & Sons. Five years later he met Mick Jagger and became accountant to the Rolling Stones, a position he held for the following thirty-seven years. Prince Rupert now lives in Richmond, London, with his wife Princess Josephine; they have three children.

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