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TODAY IN ROLLING STONES’ HISTORY: December 18

Dec. 18, 1943: KEITH RICHARDS, born on this day to Doris and Herbert Richards (at Livingstone Hospital, in Dartford, Kent, England) aka ‘The Human Riff’, guitarist, singer, songwriter and member of some band called The Rolling Stones.


Dec. 18, 1943: Born on this day, Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys (greatest rock’n’roll sax player ever) at Lubbock Army Airfield near Slaton, Texas. Played/recorded with The Rolling Stones (band/solo), Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, John Lennon, George Harrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Harry Nilsson, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Donovan, Barbra Streisand, Dr. John, Warren Zevon, Humble Pie, Marvin Gaye, Jim Carroll, etc. until his death on December 2, 2014.


Dec. 18, 1962: Ealing Jazz Club, London, England (without Charlie)

Dec. 18, 1963: Corn Exchange, Bristol, England

Dec. 18, 1966: On the day of Keith’s 23rd birthday, Tara Browne, heir to the Guinness fortune (and Brian Jones’ closest friend, which threw Brian into an irreconcilable depression), was killed when driving at high speed in his car, which collided with a parked lorry in South Kensington, London. Tara’s death was immortalized in the Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ after John Lennon read a report on the coroner’s verdict into Browne’s death. Keith and Anita’s third child Tara Jo Jo Gunne (born in Switzerland on March 26, 1976), was named after him, but he died when he was only 10 weeks old.

Dec. 18, 1981: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, USA
Under My Thumb/When The Whip Comes Down/Let’s Spend The Night Together/Shattered/Neighbours/Black Limousine/Just My Imagination/ Twenty Flight Rock/Going To A Go Go/Let Me Go/Time Is On My Side/Beast Of Burden/Waiting On A Friend/Let It Bleed/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Band introduction/Happy Birthday Keith/Little T & A/Tumbling Dice/She’s So Cold/Hang Fire/Miss You/ Honky Tonk Women/Brown Sugar/Start Me Up/Jumping Jack Flash/Satisfaction

Dec. 18, 1983: On the day of his 40th birthday, Keith married 27-year old Patti Hansen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with Mick as best man.

Dec. 18, 1994: B.C. Place, Vancouver, Canada
Not Fade Away/Tumbling Dice/You Got Me Rocking/Shattered/Rocks Off/ Sparks Will Fly/Satisfaction/Beast Of Burden/Out Of Tears/Heartbreaker/Love Is Strong/It’s All Over Now/I Go Wild/Miss You/Band introduction/Honky Tonk Women/Happy/The Worst/Sympathy For The Devil/ Monkey Man/Street Fighting Man/Start Me Up/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/ Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash

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