Keith Richards

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Date of Birth December 18, 1943
Place of Birth Dartford, England
Age 77 years old
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Keith Richards

Keith Richards is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine called Richards the creator of "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and 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 Mick Jagger on its "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. Richards plays both lead and rhythm guitar parts, often in the same song, as the Stones are generally known for their guitar interplay of rhythm and lead between Richards and the other guitarist in the band – Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, and Ronnie Wood. In the recording studio, Richards sometimes plays all of the guitar parts, notably on the songs "Paint It Black", "Ruby Tuesday", "Sympathy for the Devil", and "Gimme Shelter".

Born: December 18, 1943, Dartford, Kent, England
Education: Dartford Technical School, Sidcup Art College
Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
Years active: 1960–present
Partner(s): Anita Pallenberg (1967–1980)
Children: 5 (1 deceased), including Theodora Dupree and Alexandra Nicole
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About Keith Richards

Guitarist and songwriter whose song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was named the second Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone.

Before Fame

His father discouraged him from pursuing a career in music, but his grandfather, a big band jazzman, cultivated his desire to play guitar.

Achievement

Johnny Depp used his mannerisms, voice, and personality to create his popular Jack Sparrow character.

Family Life

He married Patti Hansen on December 18, 1983 and they had two daughters together, Theodora and Alexandra. He also has a daughter named Angela and two sons named Marlon and Tara from his relationship with Anita Pallenberg.

Associations

In 1962, he and Mick Jagger founded the Rolling Stones, which became the longest performing rock band in history.

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