Keith Richards discusses a side effect of trying to bring the blues to London in a new book by Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan titled 1963: The Year of the Revolution. He says he was often showered in women's underwear during the period.
"You want to play the blues and you're a white kid from London," he began.
"And you've got the hang of it pretty much. Suddenly you're up there on stage and before you know it, young ladies are throwing their underwear at you. We just wanted to turn England on to the incredible music that they're not hearing."
Morgan, the book's co-author, calls Richards the epitome of cool:
"Keith as an influence in 1963 has to be summed up in one thing. He was the coolest dude on the planet then. An awful lot of people who saw the Stones in 1963 didn't want to emulate Mick Jagger. They did not want to emulate Bill Wyman. They wanted to emulate Keith Richards. He was just uber-cool. He almost invented it."
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