Wednesday, June 29, 2011

David Remnick on Keith Richards

Keith Richards is 66.  He's a grandfather.

Where he used to have a wolfhound named Syphilis, he now has a golden Lab named Pumpkin.  He and his wife pack Pumpkin onto a private jet and go to relax at their spread in Turks and Caicos.

"People think I'm still a goddamn junkie.  It's 30 years since I gave up the dope!  Image is like a long shadow.  Even when the sun goes down, you can see it."
(From a review of Keith's recently published autobiography, Life.  On this date in 1967, Keith spent the night in Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London after he was convicted of allowing marijuana to be smoked at his Sussex estate.  He was released on bail the next day, and his one-year sentence was later overturned on appeal.)     

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