Keith Richards : A Famous Writer

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Vin Signorile
MU 290-50
Professor Muller
October 13, 2015
Keith Richards Keith Richards is a famous English musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, and most well known for being one of the original members of the rock band The Rolling Stones. He was born December 18, 1943 in Dartford, England, where he was also from. Richards is still alive today and currently 71 years old. He is an only child of Doris and Bertrand Richards. His dad was a factory worker who got injured in World War II. Richards was one of the original members of The Rolling Stones. He played the guitar while the other original members include Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. Jones played the guitar/harmonica, Stewart played …show more content…

“The combination of Richards ' raw attack and interwoven rhythms and leads with Jones provided the fire behind Jagger 's bluesy vocals on early Stones songs, mostly covers of rock & roll and R&B hits like Chuck Berry 's "Come On" and Marvin Gaye 's "Can I Get a Witness," and later workouts with subsequent Stones guitarists Mick Taylor and Ron Wood on classics like 1972 's "Tumbling Dice" and 1981 's "Start Me Up"” (Rolling Stones 1). Jagger and Richards have written some of the most popular and recognizable Rock & Roll songs such as, “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Honky Tonk Woman,” and “[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction.” Richards is the vocalist on a lot of stones classics including “Happy” and “You Got the Silver.” In 1964 The Rolling Stones made British charts with a cover version of Bobby Womack’s It’s All Over Now.” “That same year, Richards and the rest of the group toured the United States and had their first U.S. hit with “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.” More hits soon followed, including the chart-topping “Satisfaction” and “Paint It Black” (bio 1). The band first started off with recording c over versions of songs, but that did not last for long as they soon emerged as a powerful duo. The lifestyle of a rocker is portrayed as wild and crazy. This was the case for Keith Richards. He, along with others in the band got in trouble many times with drugs that led to being arrested. In 1969 Brian Jones

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