Throwback: Happy 79th Birthday, Keith Richards!

December is a rather auspicious month in music history:

  • The 89th anniversary of Little Richard’s birth was on December 6
  • R.E.M.’s Peter Buck celebrated his 66th birthday on December 6
  • Yasiin Bey/Mos Def celebrated his 49th birthday on December 11
  • The Time’Morris Day celebrated his 65th birthday on December 13
  • R.E.M.’s Mike Mills celebrated his 64th birthday on December 17

The legendary Keith Richards turns 79 — 79! — today. Keith will probably outlive all of us, but let’s celebrate the man’s life and his equally legendary work today, huh?

Happy birthday, Keith! We all know that they’ll be many, many, many more!