Keith Richards' Birthday: 12/18
Posted 12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

Keith Richards’ Birthday – December 18th, 1943


Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday Keith!  Here’s to hoping you that today you’re “Happy.”
  • “It's good to be anywhere.” – Keith Richards.  Have a great b-day Keith!
  • It’s Keith Richards’ birthday today. How should we celebrate?

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:  December 18, 1943
  • Location: Dartford, England
  • Married: Patti Hansen on Dec. 18, 1983
  • Two daughters Theodora Richards and Alexandra Richards with Patti Hansen
  • Three children with former partner Anita Pallenberg: son, daughter Angela (Dandelion) and son Tara (deceased)

Fast Facts

  • When he was approx. 10, he sang at the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 as part of a choir.
  • Richards received his first guitar at age 15.
  •  Richards wasn’t a great student.  He was expelled from Dartford Technical School.
  • Richards has been arrested five times since 1967.
  • The story goes that Richards played the now famous riff for Satisfaction into a tape recorder in the middle of the night and didn’t remember doing it until the next day.
  • Richards also ended up with Richards fellow Stones member Brian Jones' former girlfriend Anita Pallenberg and went on to have 3 children with her.
  • Richards was busted possession of heroin in Toronto in ’77 and to avoid jail he performed a concert to benefit the blind.
  • Richards played on albums for or has produced for such artists as Tom Waits, George Jones, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Ivan Neville, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Spector and reggae singer Max Romeo.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Rolling Stones).
  • Keith played Jack Sparrow's father, Captain Teague, in the second 'Pirates' sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).
  • In his 2010 autobiography “Life” Richards shared that his nicknames for Mick Jagger are 'Brenda' and 'Your Majesty'.



  • 2011 – Win Mailer Award for the book “Life”
  • 2011 – GQ Writer of the Year

Discography (solo)

  • 1988 – Talk is Cheap
  • 1991 – Live At The Palladium
  • 1992 – Main Offender
  • 2010 -  Vintage Vinos

Film Credits

  • 2012 - Crossfire Hurricane (documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2010 - Wingless Angels:  A Short Film (documentary short) (co-executive producer)
  • 2010 - Stones in Exile (documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2009 - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (video documentary short) (executive producer)
  • 2008 - Shine a Light (documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Captain Teague)
  • 2007 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Captain Teague)
  • 1969 - Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell




Check out his top 10 songs from Ultimate Classic Rock

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