Il 18-12-1943 Keith Richards (soprannome: Keef) è nato a Dartford, Kent, England, UK. And it's quite likely that no rock musician has ever written so keenly about the joys of making music. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. Ampeg SVT – With 350 watts, the Ampeg SVT amp's midrange control, midrange shift switch, input pads, treble control with bright switch shaped the guitar sound of 1970s live Stones. [2], It has been reported that publisher Little, Brown and Company paid an advance of $7.3 million, after seeing a ten-page extract. Since Between the Buttons (1967), he has sung lead or co-lead on at least one track (see list below) of every Rolling Stones studio album except Their Satanic Majesties Request, Sticky Fingers, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, and Blue & Lonesome. Di seguito è riportato un elenco delle tracce pubblicate ufficialmente dai Rolling Stones in cui Keith Richards canta la voce solista: Discografia nazionale della canzone italiana, Pirati dei Caraibi - Ai confini del mondo, Pirati dei Caraibi - Oltre i confini del mare, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, David Maysles, The Rolling Stones Olè, Olè, Olè! Throughout this period he remained active with the Rolling Stones, recording their biggest-selling studio album, Some Girls, and touring North America. Alla fine, Dupree gli disse che se Richards avesse raggiunto la chitarra, avrebbe potuto averla. Newman-Jones custom guitars – Texas luthier Ted Newman-Jones made several custom five-string instruments that Richards used on the 1973 tours of. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. The project took five years to complete. Il suo stile chitarristico è di derivazione blues, genere di cui è da sempre un appassionato. Their work in the 1970s and beyond has incorporated elements of funk, disco, reggae, and punk. Nacque al Livingston Hospital di Dartford, nel Kent. Famosa è la sua frase in cui dice: "Io non ho mai avuto problemi con la droga. It debuted, and spent two weeks, at the top position on The New York Times hard-back non-fiction best-sellers' list. [7] He worked on the number 'like mad', and then his grandfather let him keep the guitar, which he called 'the prize of the century'. His relationships with a number of women, including Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithfull, Ronnie Spector and Patti Hansen, whom he married in 1983, are covered in detail. [39], Recordings of Richards playing other instruments besides guitar are not unusual. During the studio recording of "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968), Richards was the one to suggest the song's "trademark samba beat".[40][relevant? [112][113], In August 2009, Richards was ranked at No. [76][77] An April 2010 article revealed that Richards yearns to be a librarian. On recent tours he has used this guitar for ". 1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom – In 1966 Richards acquired a 1957 Les Paul Custom, He acquired a second late 1950s Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" in 1969 to use in, Gibson Les Paul Juniors – Richards has regularly used both single-cutaway and double-cutaway Juniors since 1973. Life is a memoir by the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, written with the assistance of journalist James Fox. [1]:133–135, 215–216, 280–283[58]:177–178 The first trial – the only one culminating in a prison sentence[58]:177–178 – resulted from a February 1967 police raid on Redlands, Richards's Sussex estate, where he and some friends, including Jagger, were spending the weekend. Hail! [59]:277 On 1 July The Times ran an editorial entitled "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? [90] In the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, At World's End, Richards played Captain Edward Teague, later reprising the role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the series (2011).[87][91]. His guitar and lead vocals are featured on the Hank Williams tribute album Timeless (2001) and on veteran blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin's album About Them Shoes (2005). [69][70] His primary home is in Weston. Keith Richards è l'unico figlio di Bertrand Richards e Doris Dupree Richards. "[44], Richards has frequently expressed that he feels less like a creator than a conduit when writing songs: "I don't have that God aspect about it. Grazie a Brian Jones, viene a conoscenza di Robert Johnson, il cui stile lo influenzò enormemente, nell'approccio al Blues. [1]:261–263 The charge against him was later reduced to "simple possession of heroin". [32] Richards has stated that banjo tuning was the inspiration for this tuning. 15 August 2013. [2] The BBC television arts programme The Culture Show broadcast a special on 28 October 2010, consisting of a 60-minute interview with Keith Richards, conducted by Andrew Graham-Dixon. [49], Richards has released few solo recordings. [104] The incident was also referenced in the 2017 song "Mr Charisma" by The Waterboys, featuring the lyrics: "Hey Mr Charisma, what will your next trick be? [30] Richards's favoured – but not exclusively used – open tuning is a five-string open G tuning: GDGBD. His first solo single, released in 1978, was a cover of Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph Run", backed with his version of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come". [121][122], Richards's relationship with bandmate Mick Jagger is frequently described as "love/hate" by the media. [17], Coinciding with the publication of Life, Richards released Vintage Vinos, a compilation album featuring tracks from three albums by his band, the X-Pensive Winos, as well as some previously unreleased material. Keith Richards è l'unico figlio di Bertrand Richards e Doris Dupree Richards. Below is a list of the officially released Rolling Stones tracks on which Richards sings lead vocals or shares lead-vocal duties: British songwriter, guitarist of The Rolling Stones, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, "I'm looking at this guy and I..., I know you, what you've got under your arm is worth robbing", Four Flicks – Disc 4 (Arena Show) – in the extras section for. [5], Richards appeared in the 2011 documentary Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul, which was featured on BBC and described as "The untold story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica". He has 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. The one he is most frequently seen with is a TV-yellow double-cutaway instrument nicknamed "Dice", which he has used since 1979. ", Doris Richards, his mother, died of cancer at the age of 91 in England on 21 April 2007. [18], The book was generally well received by critics, with several commenting on the honesty of the work. [46][47][48], Since the 1980s Richards has chalked up numerous production and co-production credits on projects with other artists including Aretha Franklin, Johnnie Johnson, and Ronnie Spector, as well as on his own albums with the X-Pensive Winos (see below). Incontrò Jagger su un treno mentre questo stava andando a lezione alla London School of Economics. The first Winos' record, Talk Is Cheap, also featured Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, and Maceo Parker. [23], Since the departure of Brian Jones, Richards and Mick Jagger have shared primary songwriting and production duties (credited as the Glimmer Twins) for the Stones. In 1981 he played on reggae singer Max Romeo's album Holding Out My Love to You. At this point, Richards had learned most of Chuck Berry's solos. [66] Before they became romantically linked, Pallenberg had been involved with his fellow Rolling Stones bandmate and close friend Brian Jones. [59]:276 Both Jagger and Richards were imprisoned at that point: Jagger was taken to Brixton Prison in south London,[60] and Richards to Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London. At the same time I'd hope Mick realises that I'm a friend who is just trying to bring him into line and do what needs to be done. In March 2008, the fashion house Louis Vuitton unveiled an advertising campaign featuring a photo of Richards with his ebony Gibson ES-355, taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz. "Some sessions lasted hours and some, dealing with the more painful parts of Richards' life, lasted just minutes." Theodora was reported as contributing pen and ink illustrations for the book, which was inspired by the man she was named after (Richards's grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree). Uno dei suoi primi eroi della chitarra fu il chitarrista di Elvis Scotty Moore. The often difficult partnership between Richards and Jagger is referred to throughout the work and coverage of this has caused much media interest. [79] Stuart Cable, the ex-drummer of Stereophonics, recollected that he was once confronted by Richards because he had served himself a piece of the shepherd's pie meant for Richards. "[57], Richards's notoriety for illicit drug use stems in part from several drug busts during the late 1960s and 1970s and his candour about using heroin and other substances. 1975 Fender Telecaster Custom - Chitarra usata dal tour americano del. Richards has a collection of approximately 3,000 guitars. Reclutato dal maestro di cappella di Dartford Tech, RW "Jake" Clare, ha cantato in un trio di ragazzi soprani presso, tra le altre occasioni, l'abbazia di Westminster per la regina Elisabetta II. )", "Johnny Depp 'sponged' from Keith Richards for 'Pirates Of The Caribbean, "Keith Richards and Johnny Depp: Blood Brothers", "Johnny Depp: Captain Jack Sparrow was inspired by a flirtatious skunk", "Disney bosses thought Jack Sparrow drunk or gay, says Johnny Depp", "Paul McCartney Reveals 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Character", "Keith Richards: 'Rap showed there are tone-deaf people out there, "Keith Richards: Rap Is for 'Tone-Deaf People, "Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards calls Metallica and Black Sabbath 'great jokes,' says rap is for 'tone-deaf people' in free-wheeling interview", "BBC Four - Keith Richards' Lost Weekend, Praise and Damnation", "Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry celebrated at the JFK Library", "Exclusive: Keith Richards: 'I Snorted My Dad's Ashes, "Keith Richards: Read the Interview the World Is Talking About", "Did Keith Richards Really Snort His Dad's Ashes? [16] The book is available as a digital download and has also been published in e-book format. : A Trip Across Latin America, The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record, Stone Country: Country Artists Perform the Songs of the Rolling Stones. Insieme all'amico in comune Dick Taylor, Jagger cantava in una band amatoriale, Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, a cui Richards si unì presto. [1]:30[14]:263 At Sidcup, he was diverted from his studies proper and devoted more time to playing guitar with other students in the boys' room. You get another angle on it. Richards was tried in October 1978, pleading guilty to possession of heroin. [56] Many of the band's unreleased songs and studio jam sessions are widely bootlegged, as are numerous Richards solo recordings, including his 1977 Toronto studio sessions, some 1981 studio sessions, and tapes made during his 1983 wedding trip to Mexico. [131] Even though he has used many different guitar models, in a 1986 Guitar World interview Richards joked that no matter what model he plays, "[G]ive me five minutes and I'll make 'em all sound the same. Richards suonava a casa, ascoltando le registrazioni di Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington e altri. Former keyboardist Ian Stewart once said that Richards was the Rolling Stones' bandleader; however, Richards has said that his job is merely "oiling the machinery". Rock 'n' Roll. Richards always played music, so Fox provided him with a lapel microphone. [3][6], Throughout the work, much attention is given to Richards' love of music, his style of playing and chord construction. Il padre era un operaio ferito durante la Seconda guerra mondiale, poco entusiasta per la passione del figlio nei confronti della musica. "[83], In August 2006, Richards was granted a pardon by Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee for a 1975 reckless driving citation. [61] Both were released on bail the next day pending appeal. Sometimes it sounds like a man ranting into a tape machine; sometimes, in the tidier and more reflective sections, you can detect the hand of his co-writer, James (White Mischief) Fox. There's only one song, and Adam and Eve wrote it; the rest is a variation on a theme. In his solo career, Richards has often shared co-writing credits with drummer and co-producer, Steve Jordan. For a brief period in 1972 and 1973, Ampeg V4 and VT40 amps shared duties in the studio with Fender Twin and Deluxe Reverb amps. The revised tour schedule included a brief statement from Richards apologising for "falling off my perch". Nel 1959 fu espulso dalla Dartford Tech per assenze e trasferito al Sidcup Art College, dove incontrò Dick Taylor. Inizia così uno dei racconti più strampalati ed esilaranti di tutta la vita di Keith Richards, leggendario chitarrista dei Rolling Stones con un lunghissimo passato di eccessi di ogni tipo. Keith Richards è del segno zodiacale Sagittario e lui ora ha 76 anni. Since its release, Talk Is Cheap has gone gold and has sold consistently. Finally, Dupree told Richards that if Richards could reach the guitar, he could have it. Partecipa con chitarra e voce al video "Get Up Stand Up" della fondazione "Playing for Change" per la raccolta di fondi da destinare a progetti di educazione tramite la musica nei paesi del terzo mondo. They married on 18 December 1983, Richards's 40th birthday, and have two daughters, Theodora Dupree and Alexandra Nicole, born in 1985 and 1986, respectively. Both former bassist Bill Wyman and current guitarist Ronnie Wood have said that the Stones do not follow the band's long-time drummer, Charlie Watts, but rather follow Richards, as there was "no way of 'not' following" him. The first top-ten hit for the Rolling Stones with a Jagger and Richards original was "The Last Time" in early 1965;[43] "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (also 1965) was their first international number one recording. In early 1973, Jagger and Richards developed an interest in the band Kracker, resulting in a deal whereby the band's second album was licensed for distribution outside America by Rolling Stones Records, making Kracker the first band on that label. "[12], Life was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the United Kingdom and by Little, Brown and Company in the United States on 26 October 2010. Richards has been active as a music producer since the 1960s. [1]:29–30 Richards has said that it was Dupree who gave him his first guitar. [1]:17–18 Richards's paternal grandparents, Ernie and Eliza Richards, were socialists and civic leaders, whom he credited as "more or less creat[ing] the Walthamstow Labour Party", and both were mayors of the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow in Essex, with Eliza becoming mayor in 1941. – discuss]. Directed by George Scott. Figlio di Bertrand Richards e Doris Dupree Richards è musicista nel 2020 ha avuto successo per The Rolling Stones. Along with mutual friend Dick Taylor, Jagger was singing in an amateur band, Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys,[17] which Richards soon joined. [127] Eleven days prior to its release, the Associated Press published an article stating that in the book Richards refers to Jagger as "unbearable" and notes that their relationship has been strained "for decades". [6] His non-Stones projects, such as the X-Pensive Winos and recording with the Wingless Angels in Jamaica, as well as collaborations with Chuck Berry and Gram Parsons amongst others are covered in some detail. [93][94] In the same interview he called Metallica and Black Sabbath "great jokes" and bemoaned the lack of syncopation in most rock and roll, claiming it "sounds like a dull thud to me". Keith Richards riveste sin dagli inizi un ruolo fondamentale nei Rolling Stones: contribuisce alla costruzione del ritmo, improvvisa e tipicizza il suono attribuendogli il carattere "ruvido e sporco" che da sempre contraddistingue gli Stones. [1]:17–18[4][5]:500, His maternal grandfather, Augustus Theodore "Gus" Dupree, who toured Britain with a jazz big band, Gus Dupree and His Boys, fostered Richards's interest in the guitar. [129] Rolling Stone also lists fourteen songs he co-wrote with Jagger on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.[130]. [1]:34–35, Richards met Jagger on a train when Jagger was heading for classes at the London School of Economics. It also digs down into softer spots, including Richards’ tumultuous relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of their son. 1954 Fender Telecaster - Soprannominata "Malcolm"; accordata con l'accordatura in sol. Appassionato di bluesmen come Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley e Slim Harpo, Keith già a 16 anni conosceva i riff di Chuck Berry (suo vero idolo) alla perfezione. In the early 1960s Richards moved into a London flat, shared with Jagger and Brian Jones. Sul finire degli anni '60, stringe una profonda amicizia con Gram Parsons, che gli trasmette l'amore per il country e le ballate. [26] Richards says he focuses on chords and rhythms, avoiding flamboyant and competitive virtuosity and trying not to be the "fastest gun in the west". Live at the Hollywood Palladium, 15 December 1988 documents the first of these tours. He has worked with Tom Waits on three occasions: adding guitar and backing vocals to Waits's album Rain Dogs (1985); co-writing, playing on, and sharing the lead vocal on "That Feel" on Bone Machine (1992); and adding guitar and vocals to Bad As Me (2011). Together they have a son, Marlon Leon Sundeep (named after the actor Marlon Brando), born in 1969,[28]:343 and a daughter, Angela (originally named Dandelion), born in 1972. Bad, which he also co-produced; and lead vocals and guitar on "Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me" on the 1992 Charles Mingus tribute album Weird Nightmare. [20][21], By mid-1962 Richards had left Sidcup Art College[22] to devote himself to music, and moved into a London flat with Jagger and Jones. Tom Bryant in The Daily Mirror wrote, "Keith says his songwriting partner 'started to become unbearable' in the early 80s, adding: 'I think Mick thinks I belong to him but I haven't been to his dressing room in 20 years. The programme was repeated on 12 November 2010. [41] The earliest Jagger/Richards collaborations were recorded by other artists, including Gene Pitney, whose rendition of "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday" was their first top ten single in the UK. A paperback version was published in May 2011. [3], Life is a memoir covering Keith Richards's life, starting with his childhood in Dartford, Kent, through to his success with the Rolling Stones and his current life in Connecticut. [5]:263 He was criticised at the time for performing that night after learning of the death, but he later said it was the only way he could cope. He duetted with country legend George Jones on "Say It's Not You" on the Bradley Barn Sessions (1994); a second duet from the same sessions, "Burn Your Playhouse Down", appeared on Jones's 2008 release Burn Your Playhouse Down – The Unreleased Duets. Nel 1967, poco dopo la rottura con Linda, Keith intraprende una relazione con l'attrice e modella italo-tedesca Anita Pallenberg, allora fidanzata dell'amico e compagno di gruppo Brian Jones; Keith e Anita fuggirono insieme durante un viaggio in Marocco con gli altri membri del gruppo e convissero fino al 1978. [87][88][89] This combination of influences originally raised concerns with Disney corporate executives, who feared that Depp was "drunk and gay", with Michael Eisner fearing that he was "ruining the movie". Retrieved 15 December 2016. [155] To record "Crosseyed Heart", Richards used a stock tweed Fender Champ with 8" speaker coupled with a modified Fender Harvard. [28]:392 Their third child, a son named Tara Jo Jo Gunne—after Richards's and Pallenberg's friend, Guinness heir Tara Browne—died aged just over two months, of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), on 6 June 1976. [28]:286 A month later the appeals court overturned Richards's conviction for lack of evidence, and gave Jagger a conditional discharge. After the earliest success of the band, who played cover songs of American blues artists, while he and Jagger were just beginning their own songwriting, the Rolling Stones visited the States to pay back, in his words, "that's where that fame bit comes in handy". A few of the notable sessions he has done include guitar and vocals on Johnnie Johnson's 1991 release Johnnie B. He also said he stopped being a Beatles fan in 1967 when they visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,[95] but this did not prevent him from playing bass in John Lennon's pickup band "The Dirty Mac" for a performance of the Beatles' song "Yer Blues" in the Stones' Rock and Roll Circus in December 1968. [58]:178 Although the prosecution had filed an appeal of the sentence, Richards performed two CNIB benefit concerts at Oshawa Civic Auditorium on 22 April 1979; both shows featured the Rolling Stones and the New Barbarians. [119], In August 2007, Richards signed a publishing deal for his autobiography,[120] Life, which was released on 26 October 2010. "[64] He has five grandchildren, three from his son Marlon and two from his daughter Angela. Il 18 dicembre 1983, giorno del quarantesimo compleanno di Keith, i due si sposano. [64], Richards was romantically involved with Italian-born actress Anita Pallenberg (d. 13 June 2017),[65] from 1967 to 1979, after which they remained cordial. [36]:173–174 He has sung backing vocals on every Rolling Stones album. Richards was found guilty of allowing cannabis to be smoked on his property and sentenced to one year in prison. "[9] The interviews were conducted seated at a table, but the two were not opposite each other. 1 Audiobook of the Year for 2010. 2011. [51], Since the 1980s Richards has made more frequent guest appearances. Keith nel 1979 conosce l'attuale moglie, la modella Patti Hansen con cui si fidanza nello stesso periodo. [107][109][110] Richards reprised his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, released in May 2011. [58]:67–68 His passport was confiscated, and Richards and his family remained in Toronto until 1 April, when Richards was allowed to enter the United States on a medical visa for treatment of heroin addiction. A questo punto, Keith aveva imparato la maggior parte degli assoli di Chuck Berry. Their songs reflect the influence of blues, R&B, rock & roll, pop, soul, gospel, and country, as well as forays into psychedelia and Dylanesque social commentary. [38] During the 2006 and 2007 Rolling Stones' tours, Richards sang "You Got the Silver" (1969) without playing any instrument. His father was a factory worker who was wounded in the Second World War during the Normandy invasion. Suo padre, d'altra parte, denigrò l'entusiasmo musicale di suo figlio. He subsequently underwent cranial surgery at a New Zealand hospital. [1]:242–246 Richards was away on tour at the time, something he said has haunted him since. In 1992 the Winos' second studio record, Main Offender, was released, also followed by a tour. Ho avuto problemi con la polizia".[3]. For the weekend of 23 September 2016, Richards, together with director Julien Temple,[96] curated and hosted a three-nights programme on BBC Four titled Lost Weekend. Tootsandthemaytals. "[44] Richards was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993.[45]. 1967 Fender Telecaster – This third Telecaster used for five-string open-G playing is a dark sunburst model, which is also fitted with a Gibson PAF pick-up. [1]:38 The mail-order rhythm & blues albums from Chess Records by Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters that Jagger was carrying revealed a mutual interest[15][16] and led to a renewal of their friendship. Hail! "[19] Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal said that "Mr. Richards writes with disarming introspection about his childhood, family and fame. Richards made a cameo appearance as Captain Teague, the father of Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp), in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, released in May 2007,[107] and won the Best Celebrity Cameo award at the 2007 Spike Horror Awards for the role. Additional members of the X-Pensive Winos included guitarist Waddy Wachtel, saxophonist Bobby Keys, keyboardist Ivan Neville, and Charley Drayton on bass. He turned out to be a really natural editor. Slagging Sgt Pepper, snorting your old man's bones, or falling out of a tree? [29]:39, 180, A break in touring during 1967–1968 allowed Richards to experiment with open tunings. [4] In his teens he met up with Mick Jagger, who he had known in primary school, and discovered that they both shared a love of blues music. [114] In September 2009 Richards told Rolling Stone magazine that in addition to anticipating a new Rolling Stones album, he had done some recording with Jack White: "I enjoy working with Jack", he said. [28]:224 On the Rolling Stones' 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request, the entire band was credited as producer, but since 1974, Richards and Mick Jagger have frequently co-produced both Rolling Stones records and those by other artists under the name "the Glimmer Twins", often in collaboration with other producers. A metà del 1962, Keith lasciò il Sidcup Art College per dedicarsi alla musica e si trasferì in un appartamento di Londra con Mick Jagger e Brian Jones. On his solo recordings, Richards's backing band is credited as the "X-pensive Winos", including singer Sarah Dash, bassist and percussionist Charley Drayton, drummer Steve Jordan (who also serves as Richards co-writer and co-producer), saxophonist Bobby Keys, keyboardist Ivan Neville, and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Prima ancora i tre fondarono i Little Boy Blue and The Blue Boys, primo abbozzo della futura matrice Rhythm and Blues che prenderà vita negli Stones.