A Prince Among Stones by Prince Rupert Lowenstein
That Business with the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures

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...as an archly written comedy of manners, "A Prince Among Stones" has its merits.
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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.
 

About Prince Rupert Lowenstein

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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.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by James Smart on Mar 07 2014

His intriguing mix of high society, hard commerce and decadent rock'n'roll has a hint of the picaresque, and a more curious narrator than Loewenstein might have made this an essential tale of the 20th century's shifting sands, rather than an interesting footnote.

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Reviewed by Andrew Stuttaford on Mar 18 2013

...as an archly written comedy of manners, "A Prince Among Stones" has its merits.

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