Keith Richards facts for kids
|Also known as||Keith Richard|
|Born||18 December 1943
Dartford, Kent, England
|Years active||1962 - present|
|Associated acts||The Rolling Stones|
|1953 Fender Telecaster
1959 Gibson Les Paul
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist best known as a founder member of the Rolling Stones. He is mostly famous for his rhythm guitar playing, but he can also play lead guitar quite well. He often likes to use a guitar with only 5 strings — the lowest-tuned string is removed. On a small number of Rolling Stones recordings, he plays bass guitar, as well as other instruments. He sings background vocals on most Rolling Stones songs. Occasionally, he also sings lead vocals.
In 2003 he was ranked 10th on Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Richards has co-written and recorded hundreds of songs with his song writing partner Mick Jagger. Fourteen of their songs are listed by Rolling Stone Magazine in their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" issue.
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