The long, legendary and sometimes dangerous career of Keith Richards has now lasted well over five decades. If you find that hard to believe, we've got proof right here: one photograph of the Rolling Stones guitarist taken each year from 1963 right up until 2017.

You'll find press photos, live shots, album covers and behind-the-scenes glimpses into one of the most storied lives in all of music history. This list below also chronicles one of the more impressive sunglasses and torn T-shirt collections we've ever seen. We hope you enjoy this year-by-year trip through Keith's incredible life in rock 'n' roll.

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