Keith Richards Is 70: Photos From The Beginning

Headshot of British musician Keith Richards, guitarist for the rock group The Rolling Stones, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Headshot of Keith Richards
Headshot of British musician Keith Richards, guitarist for the rock group The Rolling Stones, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)The British rock group The Rolling Stones poses beneath a sign for Greenwich and Tower Bridge Streets in London, England, circa 1963. L-R: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones On Street Corner
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)The British rock group The Rolling Stones poses beneath a sign for Greenwich and Tower Bridge Streets in London, England, circa 1963. L-R: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards enjoys a cigarette. Once a Post Office worker, he is now guitarist with the Rolling Stones, the first London group to draw the sharks away from the longheld Merseyside monopoly.    (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)
Keith Richards
Keith Richards enjoys a cigarette. Once a Post Office worker, he is now guitarist with the Rolling Stones, the first London group to draw the sharks away from the longheld Merseyside monopoly. (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)
British rock group The Rolling Stones in New York. From left to right: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), and Bill Wyman.   (Photo by William Lovelace/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones
British rock group The Rolling Stones in New York. From left to right: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), and Bill Wyman. (Photo by William Lovelace/Getty Images)
British musician and member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards,  being mobbed by fans on arrival at London Airport.  (Photo by George Stroud/Getty Images)
Keith Arrives
British musician and member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, being mobbed by fans on arrival at London Airport. (Photo by George Stroud/Getty Images)
17th January 1964:  British rock group the Rolling Stones, (from left) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman, outside St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.  (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)
Stones In The Square
17th January 1964: British rock group the Rolling Stones, (from left) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman, outside St George's Church, Hanover Square, London. (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)
1968:  Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones recording their hit 'Sympathy For The Devil'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A Sympathy Session
1968: Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones recording their hit 'Sympathy For The Devil'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1964:  British rock group the Rolling Stones, comprising drummer Charlie Watts, frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones and bassist Bill Wyman.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones
1964: British rock group the Rolling Stones, comprising drummer Charlie Watts, frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones and bassist Bill Wyman. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Brian and Keith
(Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
January 1967:  The Rolling Stones in London. Clockwise, from left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Sullen Stones
January 1967: The Rolling Stones in London. Clockwise, from left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Keith Richards, the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones in concert at Syracuse, New York state.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
New York State Keith
Keith Richards, the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones in concert at Syracuse, New York state. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
December 1963:  British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (front), Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969).  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Early Stones
December 1963: British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (front), Mick Jagger and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
10th May 1967:  Rolling Stones songwriters, guitarist Keith Richards, left, and singer Mick Jagger share a joke in the back of a car as they leave Chichester Magistrates Court where they appeared on drug summonses.  (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)
Laughing Stones
10th May 1967: Rolling Stones songwriters, guitarist Keith Richards, left, and singer Mick Jagger share a joke in the back of a car as they leave Chichester Magistrates Court where they appeared on drug summonses. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)
17th October 1965:  British rhythm and blues group the Rolling Stones performing on stage in West Berlin, where they thrilled the teenage crowd for twenty minutes. From left to right; Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Stones In Berlin
17th October 1965: British rhythm and blues group the Rolling Stones performing on stage in West Berlin, where they thrilled the teenage crowd for twenty minutes. From left to right; Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
17th October 1965:  British rhythm and blues group the Rolling Stones performing on stage in West Berlin, where they thrilled the teenage crowd for twenty minutes. From left to right; Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Backstage Stones
17th October 1965: British rhythm and blues group the Rolling Stones performing on stage in West Berlin, where they thrilled the teenage crowd for twenty minutes. From left to right; Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1st May 1964:  British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones leaning on a wall in London. They are, from left to right; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Bill Wyman.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
City Rockers
1st May 1964: British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones leaning on a wall in London. They are, from left to right; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Bill Wyman. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Portrait of British guitarist Keith Richards of the rock 'n' roll group The Rolling Stones wearing dark eye makeup, May 19, 1976. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ghostly Keith Richards
Portrait of British guitarist Keith Richards of the rock 'n' roll group The Rolling Stones wearing dark eye makeup, May 19, 1976. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British rhythm and blues pop group the Rolling Stones, 1964; from left to right, (back row) Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts. (Front row) Keith Richards and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones
British rhythm and blues pop group the Rolling Stones, 1964; from left to right, (back row) Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts. (Front row) Keith Richards and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarists Stones Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards on the beach at Double Bay, Sydney, Australia, January 1965. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith On The Beach With Brian
Rolling Stones guitarists Stones Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards on the beach at Double Bay, Sydney, Australia, January 1965. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is reunited with girlfriend with Anita Pallenberg and their son, Marlon on his arrival at London Airport (now Heathrow) from the U.S., 8th December 1969 - shortly after the group's disastrous concert at Altamont. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Marlon, Keith And |Anita
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is reunited with girlfriend with Anita Pallenberg and their son, Marlon on his arrival at London Airport (now Heathrow) from the U.S., 8th December 1969 - shortly after the group's disastrous concert at Altamont. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards playing his guitar during an early Rolling Stones session, 1964. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Kieth On Guitar
Keith Richards playing his guitar during an early Rolling Stones session, 1964. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones messing about on a wall at Embankment, London, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones Wall
The Rolling Stones messing about on a wall at Embankment, London, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham giving Brian Jones advice during an early Rolling Stones session, while Keith Richards plays his guitar, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Early Stones
Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham giving Brian Jones advice during an early Rolling Stones session, while Keith Richards plays his guitar, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Guitarist Keith Richards laughing with Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman backstage during an early Rolling Stones tour, December 1963. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Backstage Laughter
Guitarist Keith Richards laughing with Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman backstage during an early Rolling Stones tour, December 1963. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during an all-night Rolling Stones recording session at the Olympic Studios in Barnes, southwest London, 7th July 1967. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Mick And Keith
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during an all-night Rolling Stones recording session at the Olympic Studios in Barnes, southwest London, 7th July 1967. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones hold a photo call in Hyde Park with new guitarist Mick Taylor who has replaced Brian Jones, 12th June 1969. From left to right, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Mick Jones, Keith Richards, front, and Charlie Watts. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
New Mick For Stones
The Rolling Stones hold a photo call in Hyde Park with new guitarist Mick Taylor who has replaced Brian Jones, 12th June 1969. From left to right, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Mick Jones, Keith Richards, front, and Charlie Watts. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones attending a press conference in New York, June 1964. From left to right, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.  (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Stones In NY
The Rolling Stones attending a press conference in New York, June 1964. From left to right, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards opening fan mail during the early days of the band, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jagger And Richards
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards opening fan mail during the early days of the band, circa 1963. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A Cranbrook College student tries to join the boat that Rolling Stones band members are rowing on Double Bay, Australia, January 1965. from left to right: Brian Jones, manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Keith Richards. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones Ahoy
A Cranbrook College student tries to join the boat that Rolling Stones band members are rowing on Double Bay, Australia, January 1965. from left to right: Brian Jones, manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Keith Richards. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones perform at Wembley Arena, London at the beginning of their 1973 UK tour, 10th September 1973. left to right: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones At Wembly Arena
The Rolling Stones perform at Wembley Arena, London at the beginning of their 1973 UK tour, 10th September 1973. left to right: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards performs on stage at the Syracuse Carrier Dome, New York, 28th November 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith In The Zone
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards performs on stage at the Syracuse Carrier Dome, New York, 28th November 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones appearing on the television show 'Ready Steady Go', 14th February 1964. From left to right, Brian Jones on harmonica, Mick Jagger on maracas, bassist Bill Wyman, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Keith Richards. (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPS/Getty Images)
Ready Steady Stones
The Rolling Stones appearing on the television show 'Ready Steady Go', 14th February 1964. From left to right, Brian Jones on harmonica, Mick Jagger on maracas, bassist Bill Wyman, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Keith Richards. (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPS/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones, 1977. Left to right: Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Mick Jagger. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Stones With Bill
The Rolling Stones, 1977. Left to right: Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Mick Jagger. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A Cranbrook College student tries to join the boat that Rolling Stones band members are rowing on Double Bay, Australia, 27th January 1965. from left to right Keith Richards, Brian Jones and manager Anderw Loog Oldham. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Don't Rock The Boat
A Cranbrook College student tries to join the boat that Rolling Stones band members are rowing on Double Bay, Australia, 27th January 1965. from left to right Keith Richards, Brian Jones and manager Anderw Loog Oldham. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones performing 'She Smiled Sweetly' on the Eamonn Andrews show, 5th February 1967. From left to right Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Stones On TV
The Rolling Stones performing 'She Smiled Sweetly' on the Eamonn Andrews show, 5th February 1967. From left to right Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Keith Richards, guitarist with British rock band The Rolling Stones, playing the guitar on stage during a live concert performance by the band at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, USA, in November 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards
Keith Richards, guitarist with British rock band The Rolling Stones, playing the guitar on stage during a live concert performance by the band at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, USA, in November 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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