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Birthday – KEITH RICHARDS (78)
December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943), is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, who has achieved international fame as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. His songwriting partnership with Mick Jagger is one of the most successful in history.
Richards is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
His career spans over six decades and his guitar playing style has been a trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band’s career. Richards gained press notoriety for his romantic involvements, illicit drug use and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.
He also appeared in three Pirates of the Caribbean films as Captain Teague, father of Jack Sparrow, whose look and characterization was inspired by Richards himself.
In 1989, Richards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him fourth on its list of 100 best guitarists in 2011.
The magazine lists fourteen songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Jagger on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.