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Keith Richards

Keith Richards (born 18 December, 1943) is an English musician and songwriter, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created "rock's greatest single body of riffs," and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones' lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Richards's notoriety for illicit drug use stems in part from several drug busts during the late 1960s and 1970s. Keith Richards is the only child of Bertrand Richards and Doris Dupree Richards. He was born at Livingston Hospital in Dartford, Kent. His father was a factory worker who was injured in World War II during the Normandy invasion. Richards's paternal grandparents were socialists and civic leaders whose family originated from Wales. His maternal grandfather, Augustus Theodore Dupree, who toured Britain with a jazz big band, "Gus Dupree and his Boys," fostered Richards's interest in guitar. Richards's mother bought him his first guitar and he played at home recording Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others. His father on the other hand

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Keith Richards' Bomb Builder -- It Was Supposed to Be A Gift ... Keith LOVES BOMBS!!!

Keith Richards' Bomb Builder
It Was Supposed to Be A Gift Keith LOVES BOMBS!!!

The 69-year-old man who planned to give a massive explosive to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has now offered up a bizarre explanation for his bizarre actions -- he built it as a gift ...… READ MORE >

Keith Richards -- Rich Maniac Allegedly Made Bomb for Rolling Stones Guitarist

Keith Richards
Rich Maniac Allegedly Made Bomb for Stones Guitarist

Well this is nuts ... a wealthy Connecticut man (who allegedly stocked hundreds of guns in his million-dollar mansion) was arrested after telling police he was building a bomb ... for Rolling… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Bill Clinton & Keith Richards -- Rock Star Dinner

Bill Clinton & Keith Richards
Rock Star Dinner

It was a sexagenarian rock star summit, as former President Bill Clinton, 64, had dinner with an upright  Keith Richards, 67, of the Rolling Stones at Craft in NYC last night.With no… READ MORE >

- 1232 days ago
Keith Richards' Daughter -- Huge Break in Pot Case

Keith Richards' Daughter -- Huge Break in Pot Case

Keith Richards' 26-year-old daughter -- model Theodora Richards -- just got off easy in her pot possession case ... because her record will be WIPED CLEAN ... if she can stay out of trouble for 6… READ MORE >

- 1280 days ago
The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 04/07/07

The Z List
This Week's Biggest Losers 04/07/07

Here's an idea: why don't porn star Ron Jeremy and talk radio tub Tom Leykis sign each other's racks and call it a day? Until that Arbitron ratings book-buster, here's the lowdown on some other… READ MORE >

- 2755 days ago
Keith Richards: "I Snorted My Father"

Keith Richards: "I Snorted My Father"

There's very little in the physical world that Keith Richards hasn't, by his own admission, ingested either by mouth or by nose -- including, it seems, his father's ashes.The Rolling Stones axeman… READ MORE >

- 2759 days ago
Nicole and Brody Split -- Nic's Heart "Never In It"

Nicole and Brody Split
Nic's Heart 'Never In It'

After two months of trying to elevate their longtime friendship to something resembling a relationship, Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner have called it quits, but say that they're remaining "close… READ MORE >

- 2939 days ago
Richards to Sail with "Pirates"

Richards to Sail with "Pirates"

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards confirmed Monday what everybody already knew: He will join Johnny Depp in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film. "As far as I know I believe I'm doing a… READ MORE >

- 3025 days ago

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