Keith Richards talks passing up a knighthood, China, and 50 years of the Rolling Stones

By Ned Kelly, February 25, 2014

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Keith Richards wrote the book on being a rakish rock star. A kohl-eyed demigod dandy with a very dark side, his life has been marked by supermodel girlfriends, heroin busts and rival lovers being shot in his bed. He’s certainly no choirboy. Yet that’s exactly where he started. And his first big gig was for the Queen.

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