Theme Times –The Guitar Talkers 12#

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Keith Richards By Machocarioca – Own work, Public Domain

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943), often referred to during the 1960s and 1970s as Keith Richard, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine called Richards the creator of “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him fourth on its list of 100 best guitarists in 2011. The magazine lists fourteen songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger on its “Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.

Richards plays both lead and rhythm guitar parts, often in the same song, as the Stones are generally known for their guitar interplay of rhythm and lead (“weaving”) between Richards and the other guitarist in the band – Brian Jones (1962–1969), Mick Taylor (1969–1975), and Ronnie Wood (1975–present). In the recording studio, Richards sometimes plays all of the guitar parts, notably on the songs “Paint It Black”, “Ruby Tuesday”, “Sympathy for the Devil”, and “Gimme Shelter”. He is also a vocalist, singing backing vocals on many Rolling Stones songs as well as occasional lead vocals, such as on the Rolling Stones’ 1972 single “Happy”, as well as with his side project, the X-Pensive Winos.

Richards has also appeared in three Pirates of the Caribbean films as Captain Teague, father of Jack Sparrow, whose look and characterization was inspired by Richards himself.

This mini series The Guitar Talkers is dedicated to fans of brilliant guitarists. If you are also a fan let me know below.

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So, 12th in the series presents us with Keith Richards – fan or not?

Let me know below and meanwhile here are my top 9 favourites of his.

Jumping Jack Flash – 1968
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – 1965
Beast of Burden – 1978
Honky Tonk Women – 1970
Mother’s Little Helper – 1966
Paint It Black – 1966
Sympathy for the Devil – 1968
Start Me Up – 1981
Ruby Tuesday – 1967

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So, 12th in the series presents us with Keith Richards – fan or not?

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    1. I was aware that Berry punched Richards once for touching his guitar – and is the incident you are referring to not the same on as demanding that Richards and Nicky Hopkins leave the stage on account of Berry thinking they were upstaging him? 1972 in the Hollywood Palladium?

      I didn’t find the clip you speak of – either but l did find this ..

  1. No, it was from the same documentary as my clip – they were rehearsing and Keith Richards decided he could improve on Chuck Berry’s song and playing and Chuck got pissed and told him to do it right or get off the stage…Chuck don’t like people improvising on his work.

    1. So principally, two rock icons throwing their toys out of their respective prams basically 🙂

      Chuck Berry had a reputation for being awkward to work with and so did/does Keith Richards – the only real difference is KR seriously admired CB whereas CB only really admired himself.

      None of it really surprises me though.

  2. Hahaha well the music is good…

    But honestly lol… when I think of Keith Richards … I think of Johnny Depp 😄❤️

    I love Pirates of the Caribbean… and he based his character of Captain Jack Sparrow off of Keith Richards – so I just always think of that lol 😄❤️✌️

    But the music is good too lol ✌️

  3. Meh… I like the Stones but was never a huge fan. I think Keith Richards is a zombie… for real! Dude has been dead for years, but he’s still moving around🤷🏼‍♀️😂😂😂😂

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