The feeling here within the band is that we're just getting a handle on thisStones plan to keep rolling Sep 02, 2005
We have to go out there and find out if it can be done. Why can't you have a grown-up rock 'n' roll as well as the influx from the young end? It would be a terrible waste for us to get this far down the line and not carry onRolling Stones get satisfaction Oct 09, 2002
It's your life. Writing songs and playing is like breathing -- you don't stopRock News Two: The week in pop Sep 28, 2002
Mick has to dictate to life. He wants to control it. To me, life is a wild animal. You hope to deal with it when it leaps at youEntertainment Today: Showbiz News Sep 27, 2002
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, songwriter and founding member of the Rolling Stones. He was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the "10th greatest guitarist of all time" in 2003. One year later, the same magazine listed fourteen songs written by Richards and partner and band vocalist Mick Jagger on the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
Keith Richards is the only child of Bert Richards and Doris Dupree Richards born at Livingston Hospital in Dartford, Kent. His father was a factory worker injured during World War II during the Normandy invasion.
Richards' paternal grandparents were socialists and civic leaders whose family was originally from Wales. His maternal grandfather (Augustus Theodore Dupree), who toured Britain with a jazz big band, "Gus Dupree and his Boys", fostered Richards' interest in guitar.