Keith Richards, born December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent (England), is a British musician, songwriter, guitarist, co-founder, in 1962, with Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, of the rock group The Rolling Stones . Along with Mick Jagger, in a partnership they called The Glimmer Twins, he composed the vast majority of the band's original repertoire.
Keith Richards has built his notoriety on his characteristic guitar playing (use of open tuning in G, removing the 6th string of the instrument2), which made him a legendary inventor of riffs, on the large number of international hits he composed with Mick Jagger (14 songs by the duo are among the 500 greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, which also ranks him 4th best guitarist of all time In his autobiography Life published in 2010 , which was a major success in bookstores and where he says: "I will retire when I have broken my pipe."
After sixty years of career, the three still living musicians of the group of the Stones - after the death of Charlie Watts -, all in their seventies, continue to perform on stage and successfully all over the world and do not show any intention of putting a end to their career.
Lifting a bottle of vodka and playing the guitar are the only sports I tolerate.—KEITH RICHARDS