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.

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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.

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

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4. Hit Parader, United States, April 1975.

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5. Pirate Keith.


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

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6. Open-Shirt Keith.

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

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7. Circus, United States, 16 December 1980.

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8. Trouser Press, United States, September 1980.

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9. Rock & Folk, France, June 1982.

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10. Record, United States, October 1983.

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11. Pop Gear, Japan, October 1989.

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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.

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13. High Times, United States, December 1992.

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14. Mojo, United Kingdom, November 1997.

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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.

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16. Rolling Stone, United States, October 2002.

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17. Performing Keith.


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

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18. BLITZ, Portugal, June 2007.

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

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20. Bromance Keith.

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

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

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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.

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23. GQ Magazine, United States, November 2011.

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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.

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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.

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26. Guitar Club, Italy, February 2012.

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27. Instagram Keith.


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

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28. BLITZ, Portugal, June 2012.

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29. Glastonbury Keith


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

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30. Esquire, United Kingdom, June 2013.

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

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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.

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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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