(born 18 December 1943 in Dartford, Kent), is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones
. Richards has played guitar on releases by Chuck Berry
, Max Romeo
, Hubert Sumlin
, Les Paul
, Tom Waits
and The Edge
, Nona Hendryx
, John Phillips
and Aretha Franklin
. He was first known to the public as Keith Richard because Andrew Loog Oldham
, the first manager of the Stones, removed the “s” to resemble the name of popstar Cliff Richard
; Richards later restored the “s” to his surname. “The Human Riff” and “Keef Riffhard” are lasting epithets.
Edited by digitalgoober on 1 Feb 2015, 19:07
Life, Keith Richards biography, and Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll, a movie of Chuck Berry performing w/ Keith Richards on guitar in the back up band.
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