Today December 18th is Keith Richards 75th birthday and since he is apparently industructable, let’s look at some of the riffs that keep him so powerful.
5: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
This was the song, released in 1968, that started The Stones on one of the greatest hit streaks in all of rock history.
4: Start Me Up
The Stones had been working on this song for quite a few years before Keith found the perfect riff for it
The debate over if Sticky Fingers is the best Stones album is endless, it’s playing like this that will make you think it is.
Keith says that the riff for Satisfaction came to him in a dream and he recorded it as quick as he could. Good thing he didn’t oversleep because it’s become one of their most defining works. As a bonus, watch the video above to see Keith use his guitar as a baseball bat when a fan rushes the stage.
Keith takes the mic and explodes into his signature song. Happy 75th Birthday Keith, I bet the next 75 will be rocking