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. Happy birthday Keef!
The following is reprinted from a fact sheet sent to American fans in spring 1964.
REAL NAME: Keith Richards.
BIRTHPLACE: Dartford. Kent.
BIRTHDATE: 18. 12. 43.
COLOUR OF EYES: Brown.
COLOUR OF HAIR: Black.
PARENTS’ NAMES: Doris/Bert.
PRESENT HOME: Hampstead.
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Guitar.
WHERE EDUCATED: Dartford Technical School, Sidcup Art.
MUSICAL EDUCATION: Self-taught.
ENTERED SHOW BUSINESS AT: 18.
FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE: Marquee.
TV DEBUT: “Thank Your Lucky Stars.”
RADIO DEBUT “Saturday Club.”
DISC LABEL: Decca.
FAVOURITE SINGERS: Shirelles, Crystals.
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Black.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Chicken.
FAVOURITE DRINK: Orange juice.
FAVOURITE COMPOSERS: Goffin/King.
LIKES: Boats, high-heel boots.
DISLIKES: Crosseyes, policemen.
TASTE IN MUSIC: R & B/Country.
PERSONAL AMBITION: Rich and happy.
PROFESSIONAL AMBITION: To be at no. 1
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