Thursday, January 27, 2011
Book Review: LIFE Keith Richards
Keith and his co author James Fox write a compelling story of a life beginning with extreme poverty but loads of love and ending being one of the most famous guitarists of all time and a member of one of the most successful bands of all time. How Keith gets there on his journey of story of highs and lows including stories of Mick and Keith sharing flats together not having enough coins to fill the electricity meter, how the band came to be including the passing of some members and how songs were written for the band. Keith’s relationships with women are very interesting; he had a strong relationship with his mother playing an important part in his life, his very troubled relationship with Anita Pallenberg to his current wife Patti Hansen who seems to have settled him into a life of contentment with the world. His relationship with Mick Jagger is also discussed, Mick and Keith have known each other since early childhood and their relationship is fraught with egos and control. However it is probably like any relationship that has been going for a very long time, it has its ups and downs but essentially they are very successful together. Of course there are the drug stories and how he beat a decade of heroin addiction, it's all good and a great insight into how the life of a rock star is.
I would recommend this book to anybody, there are no horror stories just a life of tremendous success, ups and downs that we all have. A great read.
Reviewer | Pennie Hayes
26 January 2011
Authors | Keith Richards & James Fox
Title | Life