A very happy birthday to Keith Richards, who turns 71 today! To celebrate, here's 50 stunning photos from across the Rolling Stones guitarist's life and career, accompanied by little-known trivia, stories and quotes from the man himself They would often go to the California desert, looking for flying saucers, under the influence of various narcotics. Eventually, I was so far in space, I was almost in the atmosphere. A piercing portrait of Keith Richards during the 'Sticky Fingers' sessions, According to Keef: "'Sticky Fingers' was never meant to be the title.
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Richards was 22 years old when he fell asleep one night with a tape recorder by his bed and awoke the next morning to see that the tape had been run to the end. In the studio Richards employed a newfangled fuzz box as a stand-in for the horn section he planned to add later, but the band ultimately decided to leave the distorted guitar licks in the grooves, and a fuck-all anthem for the ages was born. That gaudy stat can be added to the Stones seven other No. Writing one of the most popular songs of all time — in his sleep — seems S. To celebrate, we are resurfacing an up-close-and-personal feature story from Voice staffer Karen Durbin, from , when the Stones were barnstorming America with a giant inflatable penis. As for Keith blasting into rooms, well, he does. Offstage, Keith has the same intensity of presence as he does on, and so, of course, it stands out more.
I got fed up with it. I imagine the new situation will have caused alarm in some quarters. Or what about the comedians who found a ready source of material in his dissolution?
Just Landed! Well, that, and perhaps an indestructible physical make-up from hell, a few hip cats with a thing for the blues by his side, and the blessings of the gods. Fortunately for the scruffy bunch, Muddy Waters saved the day. The solution? He quickly gets out of the slammer, but his troubles are far from over.