"This is the first time Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - Dartford school mates, legendary songwriting duo and archetypal rock icons - have been profiled together. An inseparable double-act they have been together for over forty years: two men joined at the hip, and in being hip. The oldest married couple in rock and roll, their story is the quintessential rock story, made up of the far from mutually exclusive areas of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Chris Salewicz traces their journey from the early sixties jazz, blues and r'n'b scene in and around London, through the swinging mid-sixties and on to Hyde Park, Altamont and the Stones' French exile of the early seventies. Along the way, Mick's numerous and complicated relationships - or 'multiple infidelities' (Jerry Hall's divorce lawyer) - chiefly with Marianne Faithfull, Marsha Hunt and Bianca Jagger, are untangled; while Keith's descent from the almost innocent, scandalous nature of the Redlands trial of 1967, into a more desolate and befuddled heroin addiction in the seventies is assiduously chronicled. A highly respected writer on popular culture, Salewicz delves behind the recording sessions, and places the key Stones records - from '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' through to 'Start Me Up' - in context." "What emerges is a dual biography that provides a portrait of the Stones' extraordinary two protagonists; but also a thoroughly detailed, comprehensive and authoritative slice of rock and roll life in the sixties and seventies, the heyday of the band that changed popular music, and our lives, for ever."--BOOK JACKET.
A combined biography of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The author, Chris Salewicz, is a professional journalist and broadcaster with contacts in the music business. He has also known Mick and Keith on and off since the early 1970s.