Keith Richards Fast Facts

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (R) rocks the house, as singer Mick Jagger (L) belts out a favourite during their concert in Munich, 06 June 2003.

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Keith Richards, musician and founding member of the Rolling Stones.


Birth date: December 18, 1943
    Birth place: Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom
      Birth name: Keith Richards
      Father: Bert Richards, factory worker
      Mother: Doris (Dupress) Richards
      Marriage: Patti Hansen (1983-present)
      Children: with Patti Hansen: Theodora and Alexandra; with Anita Pallenberg: Marlon, Dandelion, and Tara (son, died as an infant)
      Education: Attended Sidcup Art School

      Other Facts

      Richards and band mate Mick Jagger first met as children.
      Has been nominated, with the Rolling Stones, for 12 Grammy Awards and has won three.
      Has made cameos in both "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."


      1960 - Rekindles friendship with Jagger after running into him at a train station.
      1962 - Forms the Rolling Stones with Jagger and Brian Jones.
      July 12, 1962 - The Rolling Stones play their first gig together at the Marquee Club in London.
      1963 - The Rolling Stones sign to Decca Records and release their first single.
      1964 - The Rolling Stones release their first album.
      1965 - The single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is released and earns the band their first gold record.
      1967 - Richards is arrested, with Jagger, for drug possession. Jagger is sentenced to three months in prison and Richards to one year. Later, the sentences are overturned on appeal.
      July 5, 1969 - The Rolling Stones give a free concert in London's Hyde Park. Jagger reads poetry and releases 3,500 butterflies in honor of former band mate Brian Jones, who was found dead on July 3.
      December 6, 1969 - A fan is fatally stabbed during a fr