Friday, May 1, 2009

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards: 'I Hated My Name'

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has revealed that he used to hate his name – because he thought it was not cool enough.The guitarist was speaking in BBC4 documentary 'Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? which aired tonight (May 1) at 9pm (BST).
"It made me sick – my name's Keith Richards," he said. "It hardly makes it against Howlin' Wolf or Muddy Waters, does it?"On my first guitar I had Boy Blue written – just pathetic. But that was as good as I got at the time."

1 comment:

Eric Baker said...

And now it's the coolest name on the planet. It's better to build a legend out of a simple name than to change it to sound flashy. Not everyone gets born with a name like Elvis Presley. Rock on Keith!

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