Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.57 in
Published: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031603441X
ISBN - 13: 9780316034418
About the Book
The lead guitarist for The Rolling Stones recounts his life, from a youth obsessed with Chuck Berry to the formation of the Stones and their subsequent stardom, and discusses his problems with drugs, the death of Brian Jones, and his relationship with Mick Jagger.
From the Publisher
The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist,
songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones.
Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.
With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that
roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll
Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the
crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy
Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger
and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones''s first fame and the notorious
drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero.
Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and
"Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the
death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the
U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen.
Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage,
family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on
With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the
story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered,
fearless, and true.
About the Author
Keith Richards was born in London in 1943. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and cofounder of the Rolling Stones, he has also released solo albums with his band, The X-Pensive Winos. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Patti Hansen.
"A vivid self-portrait and, of the Stones and their musical era, a grand group portrait....spellbinding storytelling."