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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 564 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780316034388
  • 031603438X
  • 031603441X

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by Richards, Keith, 1943-

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Call number: 782.421 Ri

Available Copies: Downtown 3rd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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Includes index.

Autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards lived the original rock and roll life. He tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane; his listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones' first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as outlaw folk hero, creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." He discusses falling in love with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones, his tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction, as well as falling in love with Patti Hansen, and his bitter estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. He talks about his marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos; the road that goes on forever.

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Anita Pallenberg, where are you?

I expected better from this book, or maybe I anticipated this one too much. I enjoy reading anything having to do with The Rolling Stones, but this book fell kind of flat for me. The content was there, and it was great reading about his growing up, and song origins and such, but something was missing. Lack of emotion? (Except when he's talking about Mick.) Also grew tired of his casual, derogatory language directed at women and gay men. Bitches? Poofters? Come on. Still, if you're a fan, it's definitely a must-read. You're hearing it all straight from the man himself.

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