Keith Richards Music Quote 6


“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”

Keith Richards


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About Keith Richards

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943), sometimes credited as Keith Richard, is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer - songwriter and author, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones' lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Richards plays both lead guitar and rhthym 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".

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