Over vacation, I read Richards’ autobiography, Life. It’s a no-holds-barred tell-all of his life before and during The Rolling Stones. There (perhaps miraculously, given his lifestyle) is no “after.” Yet.
It’s a great read, but for all the tales he tells over 500-plus pages, I couldn’t get over an early revelation. That Bobby Goldsboro, on the Stones first U.S. tour, taught him a guitar blues lick he’d had trouble mastering.
Yes, that Bobby Goldsboro. The “Honey” Bobby Goldsboro.
Keith Richards and Bobby Goldsboro. Go figure.
And a good reminder of why my friend Keisha Grant will often say, “Don’t judge.”
And just for good measure, here’s Keith Richards of Weston, CT, who will celebrate his 68th birthday on Sunday.