Keith Richards' name shame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 May 2009
Keith Richards

Keith Richards' name shame

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has confessed he was jealous of his blues heroes names, like Muddy Waters, because he own moniker is so dull

Keith Richards' name made him "sick".

The Rolling Stones guitarist was so enamoured with blues music when he was younger he longed for a more exotic moniker and tried his best to come up with a more exciting title.

He explained: "It made me sick - my name's Keith Richards. It hardly makes it against Howlin' Wolf or Muddy Waters does it?

"On my first guitar I had 'Boy Blue' written on it - just pathetic. But that was as good as I got at the time."

The 65-year-old musician was so obsessed with the genre, he even resorted to staling other people's records in order to broaden his collection.

He added to British TV show 'Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?': "We would borrow records and lend records. Some guys had interesting sounds and you sort of gravitated towards people who had a collection of records. And you try to steal one here and there."

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