33 Rocking Pictures To Celebrate Keith Richards’ 70th Birthday

Images to remember the Rolling Stones legend over the years.

1. Fresh-Faced Keith.


A 21-year-old Keith Richards is seen relaxing in 1964 with five decades of stardom laid out before him.

2. Rolling Stones Keith.

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Keith seen with The Rolling Stones in their 60s glory, from left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Brian Jones.

3. dzuboks, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), May 1966.

4. Hit Parader, United States, April 1975.

5. Pirate Keith.


An early manifestation of Keith Richards’ pirate tendencies, seen in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in 1968.

6. Open-Shirt Keith.

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Keith Richards performs with The Rolling Stones in concert at Syracuse, New York state, 1981.

7. Circus, United States, 16 December 1980.

8. Trouser Press, United States, September 1980.

9. Rock & Folk, France, June 1982.

10. Record, United States, October 1983.

11. Pop Gear, Japan, October 1989.

12. Arty Keith.

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards seen at a private view for musician Ronnie Woods’ collection of art work at the Theatre Royal in 2004 in London.

13. High Times, United States, December 1992.

14. Mojo, United Kingdom, November 1997.

15. Relaxed Keith.

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Ron Wood (L) and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones chat to reporters during a press conference to announce a world tour at the Julliard Music School in 2005 in New York City.

16. Rolling Stone, United States, October 2002.

17. Performing Keith.


Keith performs on stage at Twickenham Stadium in 2006 in London.

18. BLITZ, Portugal, June 2007.

19. Rolling Stone, United States, 16 May 2007.

20. Bromance Keith.

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Keith Richards and Johnny Depp show they are kindred spirits in 2007.

21. L’Uomo Vogue Magazine Cover, Italy, January 2009.

22. Exhibited Keith.


Visitors look at portraits of musician Keith Richards at the opening of an exhibition of German-born fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh at the Camera Work gallery in 2007 in Berlin, Germany.

23. GQ Magazine, United States, November 2011.

24. Popular Keith.


Everyone wants a piece of Keith as the rocker attends the Shine A Light photocall as part of the 58th Berlinale Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in 2008 in Berlin.

25. Indifferent Keith.


Keith shows he’s not a man to court the press as he attends the premiere of Crossfire Hurricane during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square in London in 2012.

26. Guitar Club, Italy, February 2012.

27. Instagram Keith.


Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend a film premiere in 2012.

28. BLITZ, Portugal, June 2012.

29. Glastonbury Keith


Mick Jagger and Keith Richards seen performing at Glastonbury Festival in 2013.

30. Esquire, United Kingdom, June 2013.

31. Men’s Journal, United States, July 2013.

32. Still-Got-It Keith.


Keith Richards proves he still has days of rocking ahead of him as he performs at Glastonbury Festival in 2013.

33. Daily News, United States, 4 April 2007.

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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