Keith Richards is a guitarist from England who is a founding member of the band the ‘Rolling Stones’. He is also an author, singer, and songwriter. He has been called as the “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” by Rolling Stone magazine. He has played guitar in some of the very popular songs like Paint It Black”, “Gimme Shelter”, “Ruby Tuesday”, and “Sympathy for the Devil”.
Richards has also appeared for various other artists like Beatles, John Philips, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, and Les Paul. He has also provided vocals to many songs including “Little T&A”, “Memory Motel”, “Something Happened to Me Yesterday”, “You Got the Silver”, “Before They Make Me Run”, and “Little T&A”. The estimated net worth of Keith Richards is $370 million US dollars.
Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943, in Dartford, Kent, England. He was born to parents Herbert W. Richards and Doris M. L. Richards. His father used to work in a factory and he is the only son. He was taught to learn guitar by his grandfather. His first tune was “Malagueña”. His early influence was Scotty Moore.
He went to Wentworth Primary School along with Mick Jagger. In 1955, he went to Dartford Technical High School for Boys. In 1959, he went to Sidcup Art College. He left his college in 1962 to concentrate on music. At the same time, his parents got divorced. He formed the band Rolling Stones and got signed with Deca Records in 1963.
Keith Richards has got three children from his former partner named Anita Pallenberg. The names of the children are Marlon, Angela, and Tara. In December 1983, he married Patti Hansen. The couple has got two daughters named Alexandra Richards and Theodora Richards.
Keith Richards formed the band ‘The Rolling Stones’ in 1962 along with Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. In 1964, the band released their self-titled debut album. He has contributed to many songs of the Rolling Stones. In 1988, he released his solo debut album called ‘Talk is Cheap’. The single from “Take IT So Hard” from the album peaked at No. 3 in the mainstream rock tracks. In 1992, he released another solo album called ‘Main Offender’.
Its single “Wicked as It Seems” also peaked at No. 3. After a gap of 23 years, Richards released another solo album in 2015 ‘Crosseyed Heart’. The album appeared in many chart lists around the world. He has also written many songs and has basically teamed up with Mick Jagger. Some of the popular songs penned by them include “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday”, “As Tears Go By”, “The Last Time”, and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. He has also written songs for other artists.
He has also frequently produced many albums both for Rolling Stones and for other artists. With Rolling stones, he has released the albums like Tattoo You, Emotional Rescue, Exile on Main St., and Sticky Fingers.
Keith Richards has received a Grammy nomination in 1984. In 2011, he was nominated for the Scream Awards. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993. He has won the Rock Immortal Award at the 2009 Scream Awards.
How much is Keith Richards Net Worth in 2017
Keith Richards is a blues oriented musician. He has released several albums with Rolling Stones and has also contributed for various other artists. Keith Richards’ net worth is an estimated $370 million US dollars as of 2017. The English musician owes this fortune to all the success he has had as a singer, songwriter, record producer and mostly by being a guitarist.
He has also released many singles and has paid tributes to many artists by his songs. Richards has also released a compilation album called ‘Vintage Vinos’. His solo single “Take IT So Hard” peaked at #3 on the US Mainstream Rock charts. He has also provided back vocals for other artists.
Keith Richards has been charged five times on drug related issues. He was also imprisoned for three months. In 2006, he underwent a surgery after suffering a head injury. His autobiography called ‘Life’ was published in 2010. In 2009, Time magazine ranked him on 4th position in the list of ‘10 best electric guitar players of all time’.