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Keith Richards, about being hit by rock & roll (and by Chuck Berry):
“I was 12 or 13 in 1957 when rock and roll first really hit and, as you know, up to that time living in England it was How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?. But my mother always had good music taste in music. At home I can remember listening to Billy Eckstein, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and stuff every day, ‘cause that’s what my ma would play around the house, singing away doing the dishes…

The first record that really turned me on out of the rock and roll thing was Heartbreak Hotel. Chuck Berry was my man. He was the one that made me say, I want to play guitar, Jesus Christ! And I’d listened to guitar players before that – I was about 15 – and I’d think, He’s very interesting, nice, ah, but… With the difference between what I’d heard before 1956 or ’57 and right after that with Little Richard and Elvis and Chuck Berry, suddenly I knew what it was I wanted to do.”


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