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Life - Keith Richards


Synopsis:
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 life.
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 forever.
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.


Author Bio:
Keith Richards was born in London in 1943. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and co-founder 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.


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My Opinion:
I had a feeling I would enjoy this memoir, and for more reasons than it being a Rolling Stone, to learn something new about him. It definitely delivered on that! I learned many things, not about Keith specifically, but about the band in general.
The writing itself was I expected, coming from Keith Richards. I had a feeling it would be a little scattered at times, and it was, but not in a way to put you off. I appreciated the candor and nature of the writing. It felt like he was having a conversation and someone taped it. So it was a very enjoyable read!
If you're not into the Rolling Stones or Mr. Richards you won't really have a need to read this book. Those that do, should though. It's decent.

3.5/5


~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I've been a fan of the Stones for a long time and have always found Kieth Richards the most intriguing of all the band members. I will have to pick up a copy of his book.

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  2. My least favorite genre Fred!! Haha.... have a great day!

    My latest Review: HERE

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