Author(s): Prince Rupert Loewenstein
n 1968 Mick Jagger couldn't understand why the Rolling Stones had no money. The man he asked to 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 'a combination of bank manager, psychiatrist and nanny', usually enthralled but often bemused and exasperated. Coolly impartial, dryly humorous, this is a refreshingly different take on the rock'n'roll world from within its inner sanctum.
A wry, funny and fascinating memoir from a leading figure in the modern financial world, this is the unique account of one of the greatest bands in musical history
Born in Majorca in 1933, Prince Rupert Loewenstein, of an offshoot of the Bavarian royal house of Wittelsbach, spent his childhood in London and Grasse before becoming a stockbroker for the American firm Bache & Co. He went 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, which position he held for the following thirty-seven years. Prince Rupert now lives in Richmond with his wife Princess Josephine; they have three children.