Life

Life

With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane....

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Title:Life
Author:Keith Richards
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ISBN:0297854399
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:564 pages

Life Reviews

  • Steve
    Oct 16, 2010
    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. “Hot Rocks” (an early “greatest hits collection – and still one of the best by any band), “Sticky Fingers,” “Exile on Main Street,” “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” etc. In terms of th...
  • Velvetink
    Oct 24, 2010
    Growing up in Dartford for Keith – was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn’t London. It wasn’t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of the track...
  • Kp
    Oct 27, 2010
    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keith Richards did...
  • Tosh
    Nov 07, 2010
    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't.It's obvious that Richards is wri...
  • Allyson
    Nov 17, 2010
    What can I say?I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times all possible si...
  • Madeline
    May 24, 2011
    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States. All the fault...
  • F.R.
    Aug 29, 2011
    Keith Richards’ autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this book, it re...
  • Petra Eggs
    Mar 11, 2012
    Edit A GR friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) has sent me a really good story about Keith's son Marlon, whom my friend knew well. I've posted it in the comments, msg. 67. ***7 star book!One of the best books I've read this year. Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who ...
  • Ana
    Aug 15, 2016
    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated by Johnny Depp. A Keith R...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 03, 2017
    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll.Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to mention all the drugs, bo...