He was the prince who helped make the Rolling Stones as rich as kings.
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the band's former business manager who helped the Stones churn their musical talent into mountains of gold, died Tuesday in a London hospital. He was 80 and had Parkinson's disease, said his friend Hugo Vickers.
The Oxford-educated aristocrat — whose full name was Prince Rupert Ludwig Ferdinand zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg — advised the Stones for almost four decades beginning in 1968.
He was introduced to Mick Jagger by a mutual friend at a time when the Stones were eager to extricate themselves from their relationship with American manager Allen...