Life

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Little, Brown, Oct 26, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.

Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history.

In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.



  

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User Review  - Sueij - Goodreads

This was mind-boggling hard to read, for several reasons. First, it's practically stream-of-consciousness and Richards writes as though he is speaking... and still high. He's very hard to follow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandon Dalo - Goodreads

Being a fan of the Rolling Stones, when Keith Richards released this autobiography, I went out immediately and got it. I loved, loved, loved this book! Being a musician myself, I found his thoughts ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
MY RECIPE FOR BANGERS AND MASH
Chapter Opener Photographs
Acknowledgments
Contents
About the Authors

Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

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Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, songwriter, and founding member of the rock band the Rolling Stones ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the "10th greatest guitarist of all time." Richards was born in Kent, England. He first met Mick Jagger as his neighbor until 1954 when the family moved. Years later he met Jagger on the train and rekindled their friendship. They began singing in a small band together, "Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys." Richards has sung lead, or co-lead on most Rolling Stones songs. He is said to own over 3000 guitars. In addition to singing, Richards also produces records for other musicians. On December 18, 1983, Richards married model Patti Hansen. They have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra. His autobiography, Life, was released October 26, 2010.

James Fox was born in Washington, D.C., in 1945. He worked as a journalist in Africa, and later at the "Sunday Times" in London. He is the author of the bestselling "White Mischief.

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