Iconic singer-songwriter and Rolling Stones phenomenon Keith Richards, 77, has shared a video to Twitter jamming out on his couch.
Richards strums away on a five-string guitar, looking very comfortable. Richards is seen in a pair of black pants, and a simple grey t-shirt with a white print, with a camouflage, printed button-down over the top. Sitting on a chocolate brown tufted couch, the clean-shaven Richards rocks out, hard.
Watch it below:
On the setlist ! pic.twitter.com/XVP3T4XBdo
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) October 25, 2021
Richards’s audience had a lot to say about this piece, with some comments saying:
“Keith’s back handpicking is ridiculously tight. Cuts with the Tele so well. Smokin’.”
“Great song, he is one of my favourite fossils! (laughing with tears emoji, laughing with tears emoji)”
Another audience member saw something smokey in the foreground of the footage:
I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR GRANDSON
— WWIII (@RicardoGautier) October 25, 2021
But by far, the sweetest response was this:
“Heard today October 25th fifty years ago you met Mick on a train. Thanks for taking that train ride.”
Although this isn’t exactly correct, it’s pretty close to the truth. Richards actually officially met Mick Jagger, 78, on October 17th (not 25th) 1961, at a railway station in Dartford, after years apart, having known each other and attending Wentworth Primary School together. This is 60 years ago, not 50, as the sweet Twitter user suggested.
The official Rolling Stones Twitter account shared an image to commemorate this occasion:
60 years on the same train ????
Photo by Theodora Richards pic.twitter.com/jr93mWvazB
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 18, 2021
It is said that Jagger was on his way to the London School of Economics and was carrying records, whereas Richards was on his way to Sidcup Art College, and was carrying his guitar. Immediately kindling a friendship, Richards joined Jagger’s band, Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
Later, Jagger and Richards became The Glimmer Twins, forming one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in rock history.