14 June 2022
Back in 1975 Keef Richards was so fed up with ballerina Mick Jagger that he got
him a t-shirt made with the question Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger printed on it.
It became a hot selling item for clothing manufacturer back then, but also when
Jagger was knighted SIR 20 years ago today in Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Queen
wasn’t present. Story goes that she didn’t like the fact that a rolling stone became a Sir.
C’mon Elizabeth it’s only rock and roll,
but we know you don’t like it…
It’s all over by now. Touring again this year…
Lots of white lines for Keef to survive.
Full new Keef Richards feature in NME here
Keef about the Stones’ 60th anniversary this year…
12 Rolling Stones stamps will be issued this year to
celebrate the band’s 60th anniversary. See them here.
(Image on top: cover of Keef’s solo album ‘Crosseyed Heart’)
2 December 2020
Back in 2008 sixties pinup Marianne Faithfull recorded an album of covers,
titled Easy Come, Easy Go, in duet with Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Cat Power,
Kate & Anna McGarrigle and several more artists.
One take that stands out to my ears is the version of Sing Me Back Home,
a charming lullaby by the late country singer Merle Haggard (1937-2016).
Marianne did this one with her first Rolling Stone lover, Keith Richards.
They sound lovely, they sound Xmassy…
Easy Come, Easy Go in full…