Keith Richards and…

Bobby Goldsboro?

Over vacation, I read Richards’ autobiography, LifeIt’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.

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9 Responses to Keith Richards and…

  1. Gene says:

    Wow. Bobby with ‘stache and Stetson. Must be a Branson clip.

  2. Rick B says:

    Indeed Happy Birthday Keith thanks for all the great music overthe years. In the same vein I read that John Lennon admired The Monkees music in many ways, strange but true I guess!!

  3. Is Keith Richards any relation to Hap Richards? And was ” Hap ” happy all the time? They say ” happy as clams, ” but clams, as any marine biologist/psychologist will tell you have high rates of clinical depression.

    I know. Get back on the meds.

  4. Ed from CT says:

    Gerry- out of all the crazy things in Keith Richards’ book “Life” that was the most memorable to you? Reminds me of seeing “Jersey Boys” and the revelation of how Joe Pesci made the match that made Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons stars. (“Yes, that Joe Pesci.”)
    “Life” is a fun read. And I have become friends with a professional guitarist here in Fairifeld County who hangs out (and plays guitar) with Richards and has shared a few stories to complement those in the book! Great stories- and, fortunately, a bit tamer than in his old daze!

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