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Rock and Roll Personified
on 12 July 2014
This book seems to have divided opinion massively. I would say that if you're looking for a juice tell-all about the Rolling Stones or Keith Richards himself, you might be a bit disappointed. Although he does cover everything you'd expect him to (the sex, drugs and rock and roll), this book is mostly a memoir and he talks about his love of music, his influences and experiences which may not be interesting to everyone, although personally I loved it. I thought it was fascinating to learn about how he became who he is today and where he found his talent and inspiration.
While reading the book I started making a list of other things to research, such as musicians I'd never heard of, books I'd never read and people I'd never heard of. I found myself stopping every now and again to research something I'd never heard of, and I really enjoyed it.
This book isn't just for Stones/Keith Richards fans - it's a musical education.