Today December 18th, a week before Christmas, is The Stones Keith Richards birthday. Born in Dartford, Kent in England and the only child of Doris and Herbert Richards, he met Mick Jagger early on as a class mate and neighbour then years later they were reunited on a train as Mick was heading for classes at the London School of Economics and Keith to Sidcup Art College, Mick was carrying some r&b records that Keith was also a fan of. Their friendship was renewed that day on the train.
The Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records in 1963
Now in 2016, The Rolling Stones have released “Blue and Lonesome” (their first in 11 years), and recorded in just three days last December at Mark Knophler’s studio, British Grove studios. Eric clapton also appears on the album. Mick plays a mean harp throughout! Happy Birthday Keith Richards-you fooled us all!