Monday, December 18, 2023

Quote of the Day (Keith Richards, on His Luck)

“I’ve been so lucky, I don’t believe it. I'm sure I'm going to pay in the next life. Hell is really going to be hell for me. I don't know why I've been given all this. You couldn't dream it up, man, you couldn't write it.”—Rolling Stones founding member, co-songwriter, and guitarist Keith Richards quoted in Alan Light, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But He Likes It),” WSJ. (The Magazine of The Wall Street Journal), March 2018 issue

Surely, Mr. Richards feels “lucky” not just because of his astonishing commercial success as a member of the Stones, but also because, despite a lifestyle that could have killed him as many as 50 years ago, he has survived to turn 80 today.

BTW, his 2010 memoir co-written/ghosted by James Fox, Life, is, for my money, the most insightful autobiography by a rock ‘n’ roller about what has gone into the music he’s created.

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