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As one half of the fabled Glimmer Twins, Keith Richards doesn’t make many solo albums. Still, it could be argued that one of them helped save the Rolling Stones. His gold-selling ‘Talk is Cheap’ LP arrived in 1988 as the Stones were at a low ebb, and sparked Richards’ first-ever solo tour. Not long after, Richards reunited with a suitably impressed Mick Jagger, though a second Richards project followed in 1990. Richards also moonlighted with Rolling Stones bandmate Ron Wood as a member of an all-star late-’70s group called the New Barbarians, and on some of Wood’s albums. More recently, Richards has taken up acting as part of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie franchise. A 1978 solo version of ‘Run Rudolph Run’ remains a holiday staple on classic-rock radio stations.

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45 Years Ago: Chuck Berry Kicks Keith Richards Off His Stage

Chuck Berry booted Keith Richards off his stage during a 1972 show in which the Rolling Stones guitarist was serving as a member of his backing band.

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Cancan Chu, Getty Images

Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album Brought Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Closer

The Rolling Stones recorded 'Blue & Lonesome' in a matter of days. Whatever bad feelings remained from earlier quarrels seem to have dissipated just as quickly.

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Kevin Mazur / Jason Merritt / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen + More Join ‘We Are Not Afraid’ Campaign for Refugees

Many classic rockers have joined more than 175 global artists in showing support for refugees.

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The Funniest Keith Richards Memes

Having outlived his own prodigious appetites to reach a ripe old age, Keith Richards has emerged as perhaps the internet's go-to meme for surviving against all odds.

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Getty Images Latam

Keith Richards Thinks the Rolling Stones Will Be Together Until They Die

In an admission that will probably surprise no one, guitarist Keith Richards said that death will be the only thing to put a stop to the Rolling Stones.

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Cyrus Andrews, Getty Images

New Documentary Looks at Keith Richards’ Early Years

Keith Richards' youth is the focus of a new documentary scheduled for BBC broadcast later this year.

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Express / Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Keith Richards Crashes His Car

Keith Richards has cheated death so many times over the years that it can be hard to keep track of them all.

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Adrian Borromeo

10 Years Ago: Keith Richards Falls Off a Tree Branch

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has had many brushes with death, but in late April 2006, he had one of his scariest mishaps.

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Rick Diamond / Joe Raedle, Getty Images

The Night Keith Richards Pulled a Knife Over a Disagreement With Donald Trump

Back in 1989, the Rolling Stones had reluctantly agreed to a pay-per-view event at Donald Trump's Atlantic City property when things got ugly.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Eagle Rock / YouTube / Frank Micoletta, Getty Images / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Keith Richards Year by Year: 1963-2016 Photographs

Here's a photograph from every year of Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards' over five-decade long career.

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