Guitarist says he was envious of bluesmen with cool names
The Rolling Stones‘ Keith Richards has revealed that he used to hate his name – because he thought it was not cool enough.
The guitarist was speaking in BBC4 documentary ‘Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?, set to air tonight (May 1) at 9pm (BST).
“It made me sick – my name’s Keith Richards,” he said. “It hardly makes it against Howlin’ Wolf or Muddy Waters, does it?
“On my first guitar I had Boy Blue written – just pathetic. But that was as good as I got at the time.”