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By Prince Rupert Loewenstein

ISBN-10: 1408821222

ISBN-13: 9781408821220

'He is a brilliant monetary brain for the marketplace. He performs that like I play guitar. so long as there's a grin on Rupert's face, I'm cool.'Keith Richards on Prince Rupert LoewensteinIn 1968 Mick Jagger couldn't comprehend why the Rolling Stones had no cash. the fellow he requested to assist used to be a German prince, a service provider banker. They cast an not likely alliance which re-invented the company of rock'n'roll. As a youthquake shook the institution, Prince Rupert Loewenstein thrived in either worlds, by no means relinquishing his attractiveness or decorum. for almost 40 years Prince Rupert labored with the Stones as 'a mix of financial institution supervisor, psychiatrist and nanny', frequently enthralled yet usually bemused and exasperated. Coolly neutral, dryly funny, this can be a refreshingly diverse tackle the rock'n'roll international from inside its internal sanctum.

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