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The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.
With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.
Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.
With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.
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"By turns earnest and wicked, sweet and sarcastic and unsparing, Mr. Richards, now 66, writes with uncommon candor and immediacy....He gives us an indelible, time-capsule feel for the madness that was life on the road with the Stones in the years before and after Altamont; harrowing accounts of his many close shaves and narrow escapes (from the police, prison time, drug hell); and a heap of sharp-edged snapshots of friends and colleagues...But Life ...is way more than a revealing showbiz memoir. It is also a high-def, high-velocity portrait of the era when rock 'n' roll came of age, a raw report from deep inside the counterculture maelstrom of how that music swept like a tsunami over Britain and the United States. It's an eye-opening all-nighter in the studio with a master craftsman disclosing the alchemical secrets of his art. And it's the intimate and moving story of one man's long strange trip over the decades, told in dead-on, visceral prose without any of the pretense, caution or self-consciousness that usually attend great artists sitting for their self-portraits....Mr. Richards has found a way to channel to the reader his own avidity, his own deep soul hunger for music and to make us feel the connections that bind one generation of musicians to another. Along the way he even manages to communicate something of that magic, electromagnetic experience of playing on stage with his mates, be it in a little club or a huge stadium."- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
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Keith Richards wurde am 18. Dezember 1943 in Dartford in der Grafschaft Kent geboren. 1962 gründete er mit Mick Jagger und Brian Jones die Rolling Stones, für die er Rhythmus- und Leadgitarre spielt. Heute lebt er in Connecticut.
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Seitenzahl 564
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-316-03438-8
Verlag Little Brown & Co Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 243/163/44 mm
Gewicht 984
Verkaufsrang 5.071
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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Ludwigsburg am 26.01.2011

Ein sehr spannendes und auch unterhaltsames Buch. Dieser Mann hat tatsächlich etwas zu erzählen, und zwar aus erster Hand und nicht von anderen.Es ist kurzweilig, melancholisch und auch lustig. Ich werde es auf jeden Fall noch in Deutsch lesen. Sehr zu empfehlen.

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