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About the Author
Keith Richards was born in England in 1943 and founded the Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger in 1962. He lives in Connecticut.
James Fox has been a longtime friend of Richards. He is the author of White Mischief.
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You get a sense of what it has been like to play in very popular rock band for a number of decades. This is almost like a history book.
Like very autobiography (or biography) you will read about the subject's childhood. That was interesting, but what I found to be the strongpoints of this book was the history of the Richards/Jagger partnership.
How they wrote songs together was detailed, and that was intriguing in itself. That and the turbulent relationship that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger share.
There was a lot of information about Brian Jones leading up to his death.
Another part of music biographies I really like is the origin of songs. "Life" didn't disappoint in that department. Keith Richards dispelled a lot of rumors about the subject of some of the Stones most popular songs. He also explained his approach to writing songs and identified some of his guitars, amps, and effects pedals.
His take on the nuances of recording was interesting also.
There is a lot of info in the book for any Rolling Stones fan.
I give this book 5 stars for being possibly the best autobiography I have read to date.
Keith's "voice" is delightful. I had no idea what he was really like. The guy is deep and he gets it, life that is.
The stories he tells like the one about driving to morocco for drugs paints such a scene for the reader as to what Keith, those around him, and the world was like. Just reading about what his freaking car was like was worth that chapter!
And the story of the stones being pulled over in Arkansas after being warned never to drive around southern states and how they got out of that mess is vividly described and will make you laugh in amazement about what goes on behind the scenes or at least what the 60's were like.
It's interesting to read about Keith and mick's relationship. And then the Canadian prime minister's wife being a stones' groupie and running around their hotel rooms. Wow.
The narrative is so rich and not a single page is slow.
I love Keith now. I am so glad he opened up and now we get to know him and the history of that time period.
I loved hearing about his parents, his schooling, how he met the stones and the Beatles and on and on.
After i read it, I got the audio book. That is a hoot, especially the part keith reads himself!
You have to read this book!
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Some wrote about too much detail on guitars, equipment, tunings.Read more