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Keith Richards Fast Facts


Read CNN’s Fast Facts on musician, songwriter, author, and founding member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards.
Birth name: Keith Richards
Father: Bert Richards, factory worker
Mother: Doris (Dupress) Richards
Marriage: Patti Hansen (1983-present)
Children: with Patti Hansen: Theodora and Alexandra; with Anita Pallenberg: Marlon, Dandelion, and Tara (son, died as an infant)
Education: Attended Sidcup Art School
Other Facts: Richards and band mate Mick Jagger first met as children.
Has been nominated, with the Rolling Stones, for 12 Grammy Awards and has won three .
Has made cameos in both “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
Timeline: 1960 – Rekindles friendship with Mick Jagger after running into him at a train station.
1962 – Forms the Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones.
July 12,1962 – The Stones play their first gig together at the Marquee Club in London.
1963 – The Rolling Stones sign to Decca Records and release their first single.
1964 – The Rolling Stones release their first album.
1965 – The single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is released and earns the band their first gold record.

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