By Keith Richards
The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. women and gents: Keith Richards.
With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the realm, and he lived the unique rock and roll lifestyles. Now, eventually, the guy himself tells his tale of lifestyles within the crossfire storm. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters documents, studying guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first reputation and the infamous drug busts that resulted in his enduring picture as an outlaw folks hero. developing immortal riffs just like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His dating with Anita Pallenberg and the loss of life of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire excursions of the united states, isolation and dependancy. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and next reconciliation. Marriage, relatives, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the line that is going on forever.
With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the tale of a existence we've got all longed to grasp extra of, unfettered, fearless, and precise.
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