Keith Richards Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Instagram.
Keith Richards Net Worth 2020 – Keith Richards is one of the best guitarists alive. Known as an integral part of the music band, The Rolling Stones, of which he was one of the founding members, he also tried his hands on a solo music career which was not as successful as his efforts with the Rolling Stones.
Keith Richards was born in Dartford, Kent to Bertrand Richards and Doris Dupree Richards.
As a young boy, he would frequently listen to recordings of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and try playing their songs on his guitar.
Since 1967, he has been charged on drug-related crimes five times and he was imprisoned for a period of three months after he was caught with amphetamine tablets.
From 1967 to 1979 he was in a relationship actress, Anita Pallenberg and they have two children together even though they never got married.
On December 18, 1983, he got married to Patti Hansen, model, and actress and the couple has two children.
On April 27, 2006, he suffered a head injury, for which he underwent surgery in New Zealand.
On October 15, 2010, his autobiography ‘Life’ was published, which was written with the assistance of journalist James Fox.
He attended the Wentworth Primary School, after which he attended the Dartford Technical High School for Boys until 1959.
In high school, he was part of the school choir and sang at the Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1959, he was expelled from Dartford Technical High School on the grounds of ‘truancy’, after which he was sent to the Sidcup Art College.
At Sidcup, he spent most of his time playing guitar. After dropping out of college, he moved to London to become a part of the amateur band, ‘Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys’.
He met Brian Jones who introduced him to Ian Stewart and with them, including Jagger and Taylor, in 1962, “The Rolling Stones” was born.
They had their first official outing in London and after that, they were set to take off and take off, they did.
Keith Richards’s role in the band was as a guitarist, a backup vocalist, and a songwriter (he wrote songs with Mick Jagger).
Most of the band members described him as the leader of the group even though Brian Jones is the designated founder of the Rolling Stones.
Part of the group in its earliest days was Charlie Watts, who was a drummer and Bill Wyman, who took the place of the departed Dick Taylor on the bass.
They were also managed at the time by Andrew Loog Oldham.
The band started off by doing covers for popular songs until they began writing their own songs.
They were signed to Decca Records in 1963 and released their first single Come On and recorded a second, I Wanna Be Your Man in the same year.
In 1964, their cover of It’s All Over Now sung originally by Bobby Womack found its way to the Britsh charts and their first album “Rolling Stones” also dropped.
Other albums such as “Out of Our Heads” and “Aftermath” followed in 1965 and 1966 respectively.
At this point, The Rolling Stones had become a global sound and more albums followed including Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972).
Their 1978 album Some Girls sold over eight million copies and in the midst of their successes, the boys couldn’t keep their noses clean and ran into trouble several times with narcotics agencies and law enforcement coupled with the tensions within the group especially between Richards and Jagger.
The civil war within the group led to a hiatus and Richard took the opportunity to work on solo projects which gave birth to his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap 1988 which resonated so well with the public and attracted many positive reviews.
The Rolling Stones came back again in 1989 and released Steel Wheels. That effort was followed by Voodoo Lounge (1994) and Bridges to Babylon (1997).
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Keith Richards is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer, record producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones who has a net worth of $340 million.
On a tour to promote their 2005 album A Bigger Bang, Keith Richards fell from a tree and suffered a head injury that required surgery.
Most of the concert dates on the tour had to be postponed to allow for his recovery after he underwent brain surgery.
Richards also scored some roles on the big screen which he debuted in 2007 with a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
He also featured in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales maintaining his character Captain Teague in 2011 and 2017 respectively.
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