Keith Richards Movies and Career Information

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Sagittarius
Dec 18, 1943
Dartford
Actor and Producer

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, of which he has been a member since its founding. Known for his innovative rhythm playing, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him as the "10th greatest guitarist of all time." Fourteen of the songs he has written with songwriting partner and Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed by Rolling Stone as among the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The only child of Bert Richards and Doris Dupree Richards, he was born in Dartford, Kent. His father was a factory labourer, injured during World War II. Their flat on Chastilian Road was hit by a Nazi V-1 flying bomb on 5 July 1944 while he and his mother visited Bert Richards at the hospital. He had been wounded in the Normandy invasion. Richards' paternal grandparents were socialists and civic leaders. His maternal grandfather (Augustus Theodore Dupree), who toured Britain in a jazz big band called Gus Dupree and his Boys, was an early influence on Richards's musical ambitions and got him interested in playing guitar. Richards' mother introduced him to the music of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and

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