Keith Richards is an English guitarist and songwriter, born on 18 December 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. He is best known as a founder member and guitarist of The Rolling Stones.
After the Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records in 1963, their band manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, dropped the 's' from Richards' surname, believing that "Keith Richard" looked more pop. During the late 1970s, Richards re-established the 's' in his surname. A number of instances of this spelling are also the result of mis-types.
In a long-term relationship (1967-1979) with Anita Pallenberg, mother of his first three children: Marlon Richards (b. 10.08.1969), Dandelion Angela Richards (b. 17.04.1972), & Tara Jo Jo Gunne Richards (b. 26.03.1976). He is also the father to Theodora Dupree Richards from his second marriage.
Previously, Keith worked as a ball boy at a local tennis club.