Sunday, May 15, 2011

Keith Richards

Whether or not you've read his biography, Life, you'll enjoy watching this intelligent interview conducted under the auspices of the NY Public Libary. If you haven't read it, you might want to try the audiobook, narrated by Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley and, best of all, Richards himself. But no matter how you take it, you have to agree with Sheerly Avni on Open Culture: "Richards’ collaborator on Life is the respected British journalist named James Fox. Fox spent five years working with the guitarist, or rather, chasing him from continent to continent, recording hundreds of hours of their conversations, and then shaping those hours into a book that is not merely coherent or interesting but genuinely literary. He deserves a round of applause as well."

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