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Keith Richards: scoring heroin in New Your City and life on the high seas with Thomas Cochrane

Portrait of 'The Rolling Stones' musician Keith Richards playing his guitar and smoking a cigarette, 1964. (Photo by Cyrus Andrews/Keystone/Getty Images)

Portrait of ‘The Rolling Stones’ musician Keith Richards playing his guitar and smoking a cigarette, 1964. (Photo by Cyrus Andrews/Keystone/Getty Images)

 

Keith Richards smells of sandalwood, write Patrick Doyle in Rolling Stone. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Keith Richards in the late 1980s. He was fun, generous and easy going.

Now age 71, Richards lives in Connecticut. He recalls life in New York before the move:

“On the odd occasion there was a [heroin] drought in the Seventies. We’d have to go down the East Side and carry a shooter. Just in case. A year or two after they were born, I said, ‘I can’t bring the kids up on Fourth Street.’ Not when there’s fresh air and some countryside not far away.”

Ah, those halcyon days:

“Cops used to slap you around the ear and send you home. Now they shoot you.”

Nowadays Richards reads:

He has a large library and is currently reading about the early 19th-century sea captain Thomas Cochrane. He told his biographer, James Fox, to read Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander, a historical novel set in 1800, to better understand his “friendship and adversity” with Mick Jagger. (“He felt it was something that explained his sadness,” says Fox.) He orders a vodka and tonic. As the waiter walks away, Richards speaks up: “Double ’em!”

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Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


10 Things Younger That Keith Richards

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TODAY, Keith Richards is 70 years old! We have to admire him, seeing as he’s about 1% blood and the rest is made up of cigarettes, drugs and urinal cakes.

The NME placed Keef on top of their list of rock stars most likely to die in 1973 and yet, somehow, he’s proven them all wrong by still being alive. We assume.

Of course, with such celebrations, most people would compile a list of Keef’s most scandalous moments, or maybe he’s greatest songs. They may even nerdgasm over his Top 10 Riffs.

However, those people are boring.

We’re going to look at ten interesting things that Keith Richards is older than. Yes, he may have looked like he was going to die on numerous occasions, but here he is, older than…

 

1. The atomic bomb, first detonated in 1945.

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Posted: 18th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


When Hunter S Thompson interviewed Keith Richards

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HUNTER S. Thompson met Keith Richards for an interview. The trick with all interviews is to make them interesting. Wayne Ewing filmed the meeting. He writes:

“What’s Keith’s room number,” asked Hunter.

“Suite 1017,” I said “But we have to go to Jane’s (his manager) room first and she will take us to Keith. He won’t open the door for anyone. Jane has to get us in. That’s the plan”

“Fuck your plans,” said the Beast who had just replaced the Nervous Fan of Keith Richards that had been with me in the car. “We’re going to Keith’s room.”

“We’ve got to go to Jane’s first,” I insisted..

“Fuck You. We’re going straight to Keith’s,” growled the Beast.

The pigs began to squeal as the elevator opened on the tenth floor. A few squeamish guests opened their doors to investigate the horrible noise, and closed them very quickly when Hunter brandished the sparking cattle prod. At the large double doors of Suite 1017 Hunter turned up the pigs’ volume and hit the cattle prod’s siren, screaming “Keith, Keith Come out,” and damned if he didn’t.

Keith seemed overjoyed to meet his hero, and Hunter was beside, under and over himself with glee as well…

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Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment


Keith Richards asks: ‘Who the F*** Is Mick Jagger?’

FLASHBACK to 1975: Keith Richards Wearing a T-shirt asking “Who The F*** Is Mick Jagger?” during the Rolling Stones’ Tour of the Americas.

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Posted: 19th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment


Mick and Keef bury hatchet after ‘tiny todger’ comment

HAVE you seen Keef Richards’ wang? It’s there online should you want to look for it. No, we don’t blame you for not having searched it already. However, if you have seen it, you’ll know that Keith isn’t exactly hung like a hoover bag. So it was a little odd to see him saying that his lifelong buddy, bandmate and business partner, Mick Jagger, had tiny penis in his memoir.

Richards, told the Daily Mirror: “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

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Posted: 19th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Keith Richards Snorts Dad In Rolling Stones Gonzo Snuff Movie

KEITH Richards, of the Rolling Stones, says in his memoirs Life that his did snort his dad Bert’s ashes:

“The truth of the matter is that after having Dad’s ashes in a black box for six years, because I really couldn’t bring myself to scatter him to the winds, I finally planted a sturdy English oak to spread him around.

“And as I took the lid off of the box, a fine spray of his ashes blew out on to the table. I couldn’t just brush him off so I wiped my finger over it and snorted the residue.

“Ashes to ashes, father to son. He is now growing oak trees and would love me for it.”

So. Keith inhaled his dad. And Ronnie Wood smoked meringues:

“It got to the point where I would be on my hands and knees looking for crumbs that might have fallen out of the crack pipe. I even banned my children eating meringues in the house after I ended up smoking sugar, believing it to be cocaine.”

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Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4)


Keith Richards Called Mick Jagger ‘Brenda’ And ‘Your Majesty’: Photos

KEITH Richards says in his autobiography Life that he called Mick Jagger “Brenda” or “Your Majesty”, and compares coping with an annoying mynah bird as “like living with Mick“. Richards adds:

I used to love Mick, but I haven’t been to his dressing room in 20 years.

He’s not the only one…

On a personal note: I spent a while watching snooker and eating HP sauce with Keith Richards in the 1980s. He was charming and generous. The only comment he made on Mick Jagger was “bit poofy”, when Mick flounced into view on an old tape we watched.

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PA NEWS PHOTO 13/6/69 "THE ROLLING STONES" IN HYDE PARK, LONDON AT A PHOTOCALL FOR MICK TAYLOR 20 (WHITE JACKET) WHO WILL BE REPLACING LEAD GUITARIST BRIAN JONES. KEITH RICHARDS (DARK GLASSES), MICK JAGGER (BACK LEFT) AND BILL WYMAN (BACK RIGHT)

Posted: 15th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Michael Jackson Sperm Harvested

7586464MICHAEL Jackson Homicide Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Michael Jackson in the news – Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson is this week’s Omer Bhatti; Jackson’s sons grow in number; and Jackon’s miracle sperm…

Michael Jackson is not dead – his sperm swims on, at large in a sea of controversy and indecision. Michael Jackson’s sperm cannot be killed by conventional weapons. Rumour has it that Keith Richards washes in it.

And the claim is that this magic sperm has created Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson, who is Michael Jackson’s son. Or isn’t.

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Posted: 27th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (4)


How to Be A Famous Model

amber-le-bonTHAT’S Amber Le Bon, daughter of model Yasmin Le Bon and Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon walking the catwalk at Milan’s Moschino fashion show.

It truly is incredible the way in which the daughter of model-pop coupling always look like the model and not the non-model dad.

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Posted: 5th, May 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment