Keith Richards Would Rather Be Naked On Stage Than Wear Mick Jagger’s Costumes
His style has inspired a camp film pirate.
But Keith Richards would rather be “stripped naked” on stage than wear one of Mick Jagger’s costumes.
The 72-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist, below, has joked he’d prefer to wear nothing at all when playing live than be seen in one of his bandmate’s trademark jumpsuits.
Although he admitted in the 1970s the Satisfaction hitmakers all had the same styled clothing and he once got caught out when the illegal drug LSD was left in the pocket of the jacket he was wearing.
Asked if he’s ever swapped clothes with Jagger, below, he quipped: “I don’t wear costumes. I’d rather be stripped naked. Mick and I have never swapped clothes much. There was a point in the ’70s when we all had a load of similar jackets made up and it didn’t matter whose was whose. Except when I got busted with acid in the pocket of one and had to say, ‘Hey that’s not my acid!’”
The band has curated a new display named EXHIBITIONISM that’s to open at The Saatchi Gallery in London next week.
It will feature more than 500 items from the band’s personal archives, including stage outfits and clothes they wore in their videos such as the gear sported by Richards in his pomp, below.
Mick, 72, has revealed he had to ask many of his children to return items of clothing they had borrowed so they could be included in the exhibition.
The Street Fighting Man singer – who has seven kids with four different women, including daughters, Karis, 45, Jade, 44, Elizabeth, 32, and Georgia, 24 – told TimeOut London magazine: “Actually, my kids have a lot of clothes they’ve borrowed off me, so I’ve mostly been getting them back from my daughters. They’ve been wearing them all this time.”
Discussing the exhibition, he added: “There’s not much to compare it with… it’s the opposite of a corporate exhibition, in a way, because it’s so real. It’s not predictable, there’s a few twists and turns in it.”
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