He’s a Rolling Stone, one of rock and roll's greatest guitarists, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and so much more. He’s Keith Richards. Born on December 18, 1943, in Dartford, England, Richards celebrates his 70th birthday in 2013, so we're taking a look back on some of his most memorable moments at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Richards inducted a handful of talented artists and always made his appearances memorable – as only Keith Richards could.
Keith Richards Inducts Chuck Berry at 1986 Induction Ceremony: “It’s very difficult for me to talk about Chuck because I lifted every lick he ever played.”
Keith Richards Inducts Johnnie Johnson and James Burton at 2001 Induction Ceremony: “It’s only rock ‘n’ roll. You’ve got to laugh. A sideman needs humor, incredible patience and usually more money than he ever gets.”
Keith Richards Inducts ZZ Top at 2004 Induction Ceremony: “When I first saw them I thought, I hope these guys are not on the run because that disguise is not going to work, man. You’re busted.”
Keith Richards Inducts The Ronettes at 2007 Induction Ceremony: “I’m going to take you back to a little dark, dank little theater in London, north of England I think, 1964, A.D. not B.C.”
Keith Richards Accepts Inductee Award during the Rolling Stones at 1989 Induction Ceremony: "I'd like to say thank you to Leo Fender, for making the goddamn things we've gotta play, right. Those guitars, man, to me, being the guitar player, are very important - I'd like to say thank you, Leo."