To gather no moss
Keith Richards new autobiography, Life, offers some insight into what
youth is capable of when the fires of a dream are lit.
The Rolling Stones spent the first year of their life hanging places,
stealing food and rehearsing, he writes of their early days.
It doesnt sound like an auspicious beginning, but Richards adds that he,
Mick Jagger and fellow guitarist Brian Jones spent that entire year
dissecting the songs of American blues musicians, breaking down their
chords, leads, harmonica riffs and vocal nuances in minute detail.
We moved in in the summer of 1962 and lived there for a year through the
coldest winter since 1740, he writes of their flat in London, which was