Keith Richards turns 65
But Richards remains tight-lipped about any mad party plans he might have to celebrate getting his free bus pass.
The archetypal wild rocker reached the landmark age – more usually associated with gardening, cardigans and coach trips to Skegness – only a few months after Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who turned 65 in July.
“He wants to keep it very private,” was all a spokesman for Richards would say when asked how the guitarist would mark his birthday.
Let’s hope Keef appreciates the presents Classic Rock has sent him: a gift-wrapped coconut, a signed photo of Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman’s ex), a jar of Nivea Visage antiwrinkle Repair Night Cream and a packet of Kensitas.
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