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Keith Richards - Life (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Once-in-a-generation memoir of a rock legend & the No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.

Co-written with James Fox.

With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done.

Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records as a child in post-war Kent. Learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones' first fame and success as a bad-boy band. The notorious Redlands drug bust and subsequent series of confrontations with a nervous establishment that led to his enduring image as outlaw and folk hero. 

Creating immortal riffs such as the ones in 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Street Fighting Man' and 'Honky Tonk Women'. Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the US, 'Exile on Main Street' and 'Some Girls'. Ever increasing fame, isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Mick Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Solo albums and performances with his band the Xpensive Winos. Marriage, family and the road that goes on for ever. 

In a voice that is uniquely and intimately his own, with the disarming honesty that has always been his trademark, Keith Richards brings us the essential life story of our times.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage Screen & TV
  • Published : 2010 (Little, Brown & Co. USA / Hatchette - 1st US Edition, 3rd Printing. Facsimile signed with message on front inside flap of Dust Jacket)
  • ISBN : 9780316034388
  • SKU : B002554
  • PPC : SP900gm
  • RRP : $29.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Very Good condition brown boards with silver front cover Keith Richards facsimile autograph and silver spine lettering contained in a new condition non price-clipped photographic dust jacket. Includes Acknowledgments, Index, About the Authors, and List of Photographs. Illustrated with black-and-white and colour photographs.

"This is the Life, Believe it or not I haven't forgotten any of it. Thanks and praises." - Keith Richards, from the inner front jacket flap.

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External Reviews

'A masterpiece, the most sustained, colourful and rambunctious rampage through his [Keith's] 67 years imaginable.' - The Word Magazine.

'Funny, poignant, brutally honest, engagingly colloquial, Life is pure Keith Richards, as good a rock memoir as you are likely to read.' - Sunday Telegraph.

'Densely packed with incident . . . immensely readable.' - Sunday Times.

'This is a good, gossipy read. But the best stuff is Keith on music. Check out his wonderful passage on Charlie Watt's drumming.' - Evening Standard.

'Dark, honest and gleefully indiscreet from the first page to the last, it puts some of today's painfully dull musicians to shame.' - Shortlist.

'Electrifying' - New York Times.

'Funny, poignant, brutally honest' - Sunday Telegraph.

The Author

Keith Richards, often referred to during the 1960's and 1970's as Keith Richard, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, who has achieved international fame as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones.