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Life by Keith Richards
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Feb 18, 12

bookshelves: biography-memoir, music-related, non-fiction
Read in March, 2011

It took me a couple of weeks to get through this absolutely fascinating 550-page tome. I have been a fan of the Rolling Stones since about 1964 when I first heard Satisfaction and in the late 1980s, I attended a Stones concert at the Oakland, California Coliseum so I was really looking forward to reading this and I was not disappointed. I found it to be very informative and exceptionally written. Richards tells it all from his childhood and being a boy scout, to meeting Mick Jagger and forming the Rolling Stones along with Brian Jones, to his falling out with Mick, his extensive use of drugs, and his many close encounters with death. I especially enjoyed how Richards described his musicianship and his use of "open tuning" a guitar using 5 strings to get totally different sounds. Very enjoyable and highly recommended to anyone who is a Stones fan or rock music buff.
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