Keith Richards is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. With the Rolling Stones he gave music amazing riffs and melodies. “Honky Tonky Women” is one of the band’s biggest and now you have the opportunity to hear the incredible and raw Keith Richards isolated guitar on the song.
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In the 1969 song the guitarist establishes a funky composition that simply no one else could have done. Released only as a single, interestingly, the song was composed when Richards and Mick Jagger spent time in Brazil. Therefore, for the composition, the musicians of the Rolling Stones were inspired by the inhabitants of the rural and interior areas of the country.
The single was released in the UK the day after the death of founding member Brian Jones, with “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as the single’s B-side. In the UK, it remained on the charts for seventeen weeks, peaking at number one for five weeks. It remains the band’s last single to reach number one in their home country. The song also topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks from 23 August 1969. It was later released on the compilation album Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) in September. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song overall for 1969.
At the time of its release, Rolling Stone magazine hailed “Honky Tonk Women” as “likely the strongest three minutes of rock and roll yet released in 1969”. It was ranked number 116 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Keith Richards was born in Dartford, December 18, 1943 and is a British singer, musician, composer and actor. He is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, known for his work with The Rolling Stones. The musician was elected the 4th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Son of factory workers and grandson of socialists and leaders of struggles for civil rights, his contact with music came from childhood. It was through his grandfather Gus, who had in his house an old gut string guitar.
Keith, still young, admired Rock and Roll and Blues produced in the United States. He is a big fan of Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, among others. He studied at the Sidcup School of Art, when, in 1961, he met his childhood friend Mick Jagger, also a fan of the Blues. Soon Keith dropped out of school and invested all his time in the band.