Keith Richards has been an iconic influence on all guitarists and songwriters all over the world. After picking up the guitar at the age of 11, he began shredding it and became a guitar legend. Over the years, he was also known for his wild stage performances alongside his outrageous lifestyle and his drug and alcohol addiction.
Richards was a prime songwriter in the band The Rolling Stones. His musical legacy continues to live on because of his unique songwriting and guitar-playing skills. His songwriting skills cannot really be matched. There are also his iconic riffs and solos which go very well with the song. Some of the Rolling Stones’ most well-known songs were penned by Richards. Songs like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” and “Gimme Shelter” are examples of his skill as a songwriter.
Recently, Richards made his Twitter account into a place where fans could ask him questions, and he would answer a popular fan question. The question was which song he wished he’d written, and he replied ‘Johnny B. Goode’ laughing. There was also footage of Chuck Berry and Julian Lennon performing the track.
Seems like there are songs he wished he’d written. Johnny B. Goode was a classic by Chuck Berry in 1958. It is a classic rock and roll song and has been an influential piece in rock and roll. This song is his favorite and even played the song with the legend in 1986 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
The Rolling Stones formed all the way back in 1962. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards discovered their similarities and formed the band alongside Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, and, Charlie Watts. Keith always admired Chuck Berry and still follows that to this day.
Without Chuck Berry, Keith wouldn’t have gotten the motivation to become a musician. And that way, The Rolling Stones wouldn’t have formed. There wouldn’t have been Keith Richards if there were no Chuck Berry. No wonder, he is ‘the after of rock and roll’.
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) January 21, 2023