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Keith Richards

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
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Profession: Guitarist and Songwriter


Why Famous: Richards co-founded The Rolling Stones with frontman Mick Jagger, one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of music.

As a guitarist he has provided numerous iconic riffs, including "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in 1965 and various others.

His songwriting partnership with Jagger has produced many songs over the decades; thirteen cowritten between the two appear on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 greatest ever songs.

Born: December 18, 1943
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England
Age: 77 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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