Keith RichardsAbout this photograph
The brilliant guitarist Keith Richards is also renowned for writing lyrics. He is the author of a large part of the repertoire of the Rolling Stones, a group which exposed him to the limelight. His meeting with Mick Jagger goes back to nursery school but it wasn?t until 1963, after bumping into each other by chance on their home town station platform, that they had the idea of a musical collaboration. Their first hit As Tears Go By resulted from enforced imprisonment in a kitchen by the manager of the group. Keith Richards wrote ?Satisfaction,? the first great success of the Stones, alone one evening in his hotel bedroom in 1965. In spite of his numerous drug problems and the concussion he suffered in 2006 by falling from a coconut palm tree, Keith Richards continued to tour. ?I will retire when I kick the bucket,? he confided to Life magazine in 2010.Read more Read less
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