December 18, 1943 (79)
Keith Richards is an English musician and songwriter, who has achieved international fame as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. His songwriting partnership with Mick Jagger is one of the most successful in history. His career spans over six decades and his guitar playing style has been a trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band’s career. Richards gained press notoriety for his romantic involvements and illicit drug use — and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.