Keith Richards: A Life In Pictures

On his 72nd birthday we're celebrating the life of Keith Richards with a flick through the hefty ne

On his 72nd birthday we’re celebrating the life of Keith Richards with a flick through the hefty new Omnibus Press compendium of classic Keith shots A Life In Pictures. Here, Keith goes off the rails in Paris, October 1964.

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Pierre Fournier
On his 72nd birthday we're celebrating the life of Keith Richards with a flick through the hefty new Omnibus Press compendium of classic Keith shots A Life In Pictures. Here, Keith goes off the rails in Paris, October 1964.

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Michael Cooper
Keith becomes one with nature in the Mojave Desert during the summer of 1968, photographed by Michael Cooper.

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Chris Ware/Getty
At this early juncture in the Stones' career, living it up in 1963, Keith was actually generally quiet, very much in the shadow cast by Brian Jones and Mick Jagger.

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Paul Natkin/Wire Image
Jumping Jack Flash! Keith performs live in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Mirrorpix
Keith takes a well-earned cigarette break in an antique push chair having salvaged belongings from his Redlands estate after the thatched roof caught fire.

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Michael Cooper
The weekend of February 11-12, 1967, when an informal party at Keith's Redlands retreat became the target of a drug bust, will be forever be notorious in Stones folklore.

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Dezo Hoffmann
The Rolling Stones looks stiffly forward to a wild 50 year ride, 1963.

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Gered Mankowitz
The Stones wait for the curtain to rise on a show on their 1965 American tour.

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Gered Mankowitz
By 1966, the fruits of the previous three years hard graft started rolling in. During the early part of the year, Keith purchased Redlands, a thatched cottage encircled by a moat in West Wittering, near Chichester, Sussex.

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Gered Mankowitz
Canoeing around the ground, however, proved problematic.

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Gered Mankowitz
Ultimately, it was just best to use the boat as a stool.
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