Happy Birthday today (Dec. 18) to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. He’s 74. Also celebrating today is guitarist Elliot Easton of The Cars (64), former Scorpions lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth (63), and former Whit Lion drummer Greg D'Angelo (54).

Keith Richards is one of the original members of The Rolling Stones. He ranked number 4 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Best Guitarists” list. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Their estimated sales are over 200 million worldwide. I had the chance to meet Keith Richards twenty years ago at recording studio in Woodstock, NY. He was there recording a track for a tribute album to Elvis Presley and I got to help out and assist during the session. It was a cool experience to meet the rock legend. Cheers to Keith Richards on his birthday today!

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Tigman with Keith Richards and Levon Helm. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives
Elliot Easton
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Uli Jon Roth
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Greg D'Angelo
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