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.
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.
Keith becomes one with nature in the Mojave Desert during the summer of 1968, photographed by Michael Cooper.
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.
The Stones stroll down James Street in Covent Garden with manager Andrew Oldham bringing up the rear.
Keith takes a post-meal pit stop, 1964. The pace was gruelling - in that year alone, The Stones played over 300 shows around Britain, Europe and the United States.
Jumping Jack Flash! Keith performs live in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Stones entertain fans Kathryn and Judy Brennan outside the Midland Hotel in Manchester, September 28, 1966.
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.
The Famous Five - This photo session from May 4th, 1963, the stones' first, shows the group near the Chelsea Embankment, very close to 102 Edith Grove, the flat that Mick, Keith and Brian shared that was something of a monument to communal squalor.
A legend at leisure. Keith at his home in Connecticut, Massachusetts.
Away with the 60s sartorial fairies in a room in Hyde Park.
Psychedelic Keith and his turned-on hair dryer. Rumours that this photograph documents his legendary 'brain change' operation are unconfirmed.
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.
The Rolling Stones looks stiffly forward to a wild 50 year ride, 1963.
The Stones wait for the curtain to rise on a show on their 1965 American tour.
Their American Tour of 1972 was notoriously hedonistic - here Keith smokes indoors.
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.
Canoeing around the ground, however, proved problematic.
Ultimately, it was just best to use the boat as a stool.