Keith Richards: A Rock 'n' Roll Life Bill Milkowski
- RRP: £19.99
- Publication Date: 26 Sep 2012
- Imprint: David & Charles
- Pagination: 208 pages / Paperback
- Product Dimensions: 295 x 255
- ISBN-13: 9781446302552
Author BioBill Milkowski is a New York-based freelance writer who has contributed to several publications, including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, BassPlayer, Guitar Player, Modern Drummer, and Absolute Sound. He is the author of JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, Swing It! An Annotated History of Jive,Rockers, Jazzbos & Visionaries, and Legends of Jazz.Milkowski was named Writer of the Year in 2004 by the Jazz Journalists Association. He currently lives in Manhattan, New York.
For half a century Keith Richards has been the heart and soul of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, The Rolling Stones. A riff master of the highest order, his direct, incisive and catchy licks have energized such timeless rock anthems as Satisfaction, Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, Jumpin' Jack Flash and Honky Tonk Women. A disciple of such great guitarists and proto-rockers as Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters, Keith Richards has forged a personal vocabulary on the instrument that has influenced generations of aspiring rockers. As the songwriting partner of lifelong friend and frequent foe Mick Jagger, he formed an indelible team that has secured a spot in the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. The personal life of this larger-than-life rock star has been plagued by excessive recreational drug use. And yet, he is still here. The ultimate rock 'n' roll survivor, Keith Richards is still the bona fide guitar hero after all these years.