Keith Richards was born on 18th December, in Dartford, Kent, England, in 1943
Biography and Career
Keith Richard, the only child of Bert and Doris Dupree Richards, attended Dartford Technical School from 1955 to 1959, and was noticed by the choirmaster for his singing voice. It led to Keith singing at Westminster Abbey in front of Queen Elizabeth II, which he described as his 'first taste of show biz'.
Keith dropped out of Dartford Tech and Went to Sidcup Art College, where he bought his first guitar and started playing the guitar solos of Chuck Berry. He had been separated form Mick Jagger when he moved to a different neighbourhood, but met him on the train one morning in 1961, and they proceeded to form a band with the inclusion Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, with whom they
went on to form, The Rolling Stones.
Keith's guitar playing was phenomenal, even at an early stage. His acoustic guitar playing skills were featured prominently in The Rolling Stones' 'Not Fade Away', 'Brown Sugar', 'Beast of Burden', and 'Almost Hear You'.
Touring with the Rolling Stones since 1963, Keith started off on his own solo recordings in 1978, with guitar renditions of classics from Chuck Berry and Jimmy Cliff. In 1987, Keith put The Rolling Stones on hold to further develop his solo career.
In the 1990s and 2000s, Keith received several invitations to contribute to a wide range of musical projects, which included writing, producing and performing. These works include Scotty Moore's 'All the Kings Men' (1997), Hubert Sumlin's 'About Them Shoes' (2005) and Hank William's tribute album, 'Timeless' (2001).
Keith re-married with model Patti Hansen, in 1983. They have 2 daughters, Theodora and Alexandra, born in 1985 and 1986 respectively. Hi first marriage was with Anita Pallenberg, with whom he had three children, in 1967.
Birth Name: Keith Richards
Height: 5' 8' (174cm)
Why do we like Keith Richards?
We like Keith Richards because he is a talented guitar player and write/producer.
Why is Keith Richards Famous?
Keith Richards is famous because he is a pioneer of a very famous band, The Rolling Stones, and also has a reputable solo career.
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