Keith Richards to front BBC documentary about early years
The founding member of The Rolling Stones is shooting a documentary about his upbringing and childhood in Kent after World War II. 'The Origin of Species – Keith Richards' will be directed by Julien Temple, who made the Sex Pistols’ infamous God Save The Queen video.
“Listening to the early Stones as a kid changed everything for me. I felt a new way of living emerging, a new kind of person becoming possible – something I wanted to be a part of.”
“And without a doubt I thought Keith Richards was the origin of the species. This film sets out to explore how both he and the ‘60s in England came about.” Temple explained.
The rocker added: “I certainly felt that for my generation, what was happening and the feeling in the air was - it’s time to push limits. The world is ours now and you can rise or fall on it.”
The Rolling Stones are also set to release new material later this year and tour.
You can catch the documentary, which is part of BBC’s My Generation season, on BBC2 this July.