By Spencer Joseph Ramsey.


This week’s T.D.T. is about Keith Richards.  I’ve always loved something about The Rolling Stones, ever since I was little.  I remember hearing their music on and off when I was younger and enjoying it but still not fully understanding it.  Keith Richards obviously plays a big part in this great band.  The more I learned about the stones the more I fell in love with Richards’s style.  There’s just something about the way he dressed in the 60’s and 70’s and just the way he lived his life.  The life of a rock’n roller in that time period was it.  That’s what you did.  And amongst his peers Richards was king.  From the music, to the drugs, to the woman, and to being an outlaw.  In my book, Keith Richards IS rock’n roll, hands down no contest.  There might be better guitar players and so on out there, and there are, depending on how you want to define “better”.  But Richards’ style and career tops them.  With his very heavy rhythm playing, and his love for blues background, he set the tone for what the stones are known for.  Even the band was heavily influenced by blues too.  “The Rolling Stones” is the name of a great blues song.  I’ll let you try and find it.  Let’s just hope he doesn’t fall out of any more trees 🙂 Below is just a small piece from Wikipedia. 


Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer, record producer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. As a guitarist, Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing. In 2003 he was ranked 10th on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.[1] With songwriting partner and Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, Richards has written and recorded hundreds of songs, fourteen of which are listed by Rolling Stone magazine among the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.[2]



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