Friday, December 18, 2009

Keith Richards 66 Birthday!

Happy Birthday, O Pirate King of Rock!

Talk about outliving one's life expectancy! Can you believe Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has made it to age 66? Now, that's a milestone if ever there was one! Happy Bithday, old boy! Don't go falling out of any trees!

On this day in 1983, Richards married model Patti Hansen in Mexico, on his 40th birthday. Mick Jagger was his best man. Jagger and Richards have written and recorded hundreds of songs, fourteen of which are listed by Rolling Stone magazine among the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

In 1965 Richards used a Gibson Maestro fuzzbox to achieve the distinctive tone of his riff on "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction";the success of the resulting single boosted the sales of the device to the extent that all available stock had sold out by the end of 1965.

In August 2009, Richards was ranked #4 in Time Magazine's list of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time.
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