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Keith

Standing in the Shadows

written by Stanley Booth

St. Martin's Griffin

Keith is the biography of Keith Richards, written by one of his old friends, Stanley Booth. Drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the book explores Richards’ relationship with Mick Jagger and the Stones, his views on his evolving craft, his experiences in the London music scene, and much more. Keith offers a personal study of the Rolling Stones legend, an “intimate portrait of one of the great molders of contemporary pop music” (Booklist).

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Keith
1You don't know about me, and what is presently more to the point, you don't know about Keith Richards, without your having read a book called The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones. It is a mainly true book, with some stretchers, about these English boys, men, who called themselves that and played music and got to be hugely well known. That book has been cannibalized more times and has made more money for everybody save its author than he, that is, I, would care to count.In his book Keith Richards, The Biography (Poseidon Press, first edition 1992) Victor Bockris tells us that Richards
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Praise for Keith

"The interesting thing about music to me is that music has always seemed streaks ahead of any other art form of social expression."--Keith Richards

"A close-up look at the hard-driving, passionate musician who was once a choirboy and a convict."--Playboy

"If there's one truth about the Rolling Stones, it's that people tend to die around them. Stanley Booth, God bless him, has lived to tell about it . . . Keith emerges quietly as the portrait of a specific kind of artist--a hard-working, record-mad, true musician."--Sarah Vowell

"Stanley Booth's new bio, Keith, is pretty close to a Stones demythology. Booth gets out of the way and lets the guitarist tell it."--Puncture Magazine

"Booth has crafted a worthy adjunct to his own True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (easily the best chronicle of the band), weaving a tale that's one part straight rock bio and one part Richards-centric view of the rock universe."--Request Magazine

"Booth cuts through the Dionysian thickets of Richards' adult life as gracefully as a blue highway through the Mississippi backwoods. . . . Booth lovingly details forays into the relationship between the artist and his music that are more than just illuminating; they're X-rays that expose the true heart of rock 'n' roll."--David Sprague

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • written by Stanley Booth

  • Stanley Booth is the author of Keith: Standing in the Shadows and has lived in Dedham since 1943.

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Keith

Standing in the Shadows

written by Stanley Booth

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St. Martin's Griffin

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