Saddened by the loss of country legend George Jones, Keith Richards took the time to write a remembrance, noting Jones' impact on music and on him personally.
The Rolling Stones guitarist said that Jones was "as crazy as me . . . just as free, and, oh boy, could he hang."
He added that contemporary music would not be the same without his influence:
"You can hear a million imitations on the radio every day - but there was, and ever will be, only one George Jones. He possessed the most touching voice, the most expressive ways of projecting that beautiful instrument of anyone I can call to mind. You heard his heart in every note he sang."
Richards and Jones recorded together on 1994's The Bradley Barn Sessions and remained friends thereafter.
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