Happy Birthday to Rolling Stones co-founder Keith Richards, who turns 69-years–old today.
In October 2010, Richards released his critically acclaimed autobiography, called Life— which has now sold over one million copies. He recently wrapped a string of sold out Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows in Paris, London, Manhattan, and Newark, New Jersey.
Richards, along with Mick Jagger, has written some of the most enduring and important songs of the rock era, including “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Gimme Shelter,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Honky Tonk Women.” “Tumbling Dice,” “Waiting On A Friend,” “Wild Horses” “Start Me Up,” and literally hundreds of others.
Although many songs that were primarily written by Richards were sung by Jagger, over the years several of Richards vocal turns have become classics of their own, including “You’ve Got The Silver,” “Happy,” “Before They Make Me Run,” “All About You,” “Little T&A,” and “Thru And Thru,” which was featured on The Sopranos.
Apart from the Stones, Richards released two critically acclaimed studio sets with his side band the X-Pensive Winos, 1988’s Talk Is Cheap and 1992’s Main Offender, and is currently working on his third solo album.