A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.


Morgan Neville
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Credited cast:
Keith Richards ... Self
Anthony DeCurtis ... Self - Journalist
Steve Jordan ... Self - Producer
Tom Waits ... Self
Pierre de Beauport ... Self - Guitar Technician
Buddy Guy ... Self
Waddy Wachtel ... Self
Ivan Neville Ivan Neville ... Self - Band Member
Clifton Anderson Clifton Anderson ... Self - Band Member
Kevin Batchelor Kevin Batchelor ... Self - Band Member
Larry Campbell Larry Campbell ... Self - Band Member
Charles Dougherty Charles Dougherty ... Self - Band Member
Bernard Fowler Bernard Fowler ... Self - Band Member
Paul Nowinski Paul Nowinski ... Self - Band Member
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Brown ... Self (archive footage)


A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

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The music that created the wild man of rock.


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Keith's drunk chuckle makes it worth your time
25 January 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

The drunk chuckle of Keith Richards makes me smile. This wasn't so much a documentary about Keith, but more about his music influences. If you're a guitarist or big fan of the blues, then you'll probably love this. If not, then you may find it a bit underwhelming as I did in parts.

The first half was a bit like hanging around a music store as guitarists talked about their instruments and recording techniques. I did enjoy hearing how 'Street Fighting Man' came about in the studio though.

The sheer scope of different genres and musical influences on Keith was impressive, as was his sheer love for music and rock n roll itself. The reggae and country segments were particularly interesting - as for me, the Stones were my stepping stone into the whole country genre.

Have you ever wanted to see Keith Richards and Chuck Berry argue? Well this is your chance. I also had no idea about Keith's proficiency on a piano - was great to see him playing!

By the end, you feel like you've been hanging out with Keith and he starts to feel like a good friend. A brief touching moment on family and love was a nice way to wrap things up.

If you've always just thought of Keith as a pirate or drunkard, then watch this to get a better understanding of the man and how gifted a musician he is - we need to appreciate these music legends while they're still around!

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18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Keith Richards: Under the Influence See more »

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