Date of Birth : Dec 18th 1943

English guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones. With songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, he has written and recorded hundreds of songs. As a guitarist Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing. In 2003 Richards ranked 10th on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

All Rolling Stones albums have mostly consisted of songs credited to Jagger/Richards regardless of how much collaboration occurred. For solo recordings, Richards always credits a songwriting partner, frequently drummer and co-producer Steve Jordan.

When Jagger refused to tour behind Dirty Work, Richards actively pursued solo work. He formed Keith Richards and the X-pensive Winos in 1988 (first named Organised Crime) with Steve Jordan, who had drummed on the Stones’ “Dirty Work” and on Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll, a documentary of Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday concert organised, produced and hosted by Richards.

Later in 1979, Keith met future wife and model Patti Hansen. They married 18 December 1983, Richards’ 40th birthday, and have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra.

Back stage at the March 12, 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Richards was asked about another possible solo album and tour with the X-pensive Winos. He stated that “the guys are calling me up, I have a feeling something might be bubbling. Once again it’s all up in the air, but I’d love to do it.”Richards at the Pirates 3 premiere.

Richards made a cameo appearance as the father of Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp), Captain Teague in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Depp has stated that he based Sparrow’s mannerisms on Richards.


Shine A Light ( 2008 )

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