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Keith Richards, Bill Clinton & More on Life. . .

m8ed
Feb 11, 2012, 12:17 PM 2

   Back in 2010 I bought, and read, and enjoyed (and blogged on) the book Life, the autobiography of Rolling Stone Keith Richards ~ English rocker ~ one of the greatest iconic, guitar gods in the history of music.

 

   A man who walks his own path, speaks his own mind, and does his own thing.

 

   If you have not read my original blog, it is a great take on the man and you can find it here:

 

http://blog.chess.com/m8ed/life--keith-richards

 


He has been described:

 

The heart and soul of the world’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band;

 

The very avatar of rebellion;

 

The poète maudit;

 

The soul survivor and main offender;

 

The torn and frayed outlaw, and the coolest dude on the planet;

 

Named the No. 1 on the rock stars most-likely-to-die list and. . .

 

and,

 

 The one life form (besides the cockroach) capable of surviving nuclear war

 

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   Recently, in New York, he was awarded the Norman Mailer Literary Prize for Distinguished Biography and honoured for his way with words.

 

   He was introduced by an unlikely friend ~ Bill Clinton, whom he affectionately calls ‘Pres’ or ‘Bill’!

 

    The former president calls the old 67 year-old rocker "my friend" and ‘a good guy’. . .

 

   Here’s an enjoyable insight into the presentation and their association . . .

 

Keith’s acceptance speech. . .

 

 

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and Bill Clinton’s introduction. . .

 

 

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~ m8ed

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