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Keith Richards: "I don't live totally nocturnally"

Jon Wilde, Uncut, January 2004

"WHAT A DRAAAAAAAAAG it is growin' o-o-o-ld," Mick Jagger sang back in 1966. The rubber-lipped one became a sexagenarian earlier this year. Now it's Keef's turn. This month, on December 18 to be exact, The Human Riff, The Living Breathing Drug Laboratory and grandfather of two turns 60. To say he doesn't look his age would be accurate but slightly impolite because, for years, Keith Richards has looked as old and ragged as creation itself while remaining rock'n'roll's coolest personification of piratical non-conformity.

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