Hear Keith Richards’ Desert Island Discs

Chuck Berry, Hank Williams and Etta James were among his eight choices...

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Keith Richards appeared on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs yesterday [October 25, 2015].

You can find links below to most of the records Richards’ chose, and also listen to the programme either on Youtube or at the BBC iPlayer site.

During the course of the programme, Richards told the show’s presenter Kirsty Young that he believes the Rolling Stones are “getting better. We could be fooling ourselves, but from the response from the audience and the way I’m feeling and the way the boys are playing, is this promise of more and I mean… who is going to jump off a moving bus?.”


Chuck Berry, “Wee Wee Hours”

Hank Williams, “You Win Again”

Aaron Neville, “My True Story”


Etta James, “Sugar On The Floor”

Freddie Scott, “Are You Lonely For Me Baby”

Gregory Isaacs, “Extra Classic”

Nigel Kennedy & The English Chamber Orchestra, “Spring: Four Seasons (Vivaldi)”

Little Walter, “Key To The Highway”

Richards released his latest album, Crosseyed Heart, in September. You can read Uncut’s review by clicking here.

Crosseyed Heart can be bought from by clicking here.

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Meanwhile, the November 2015 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring Rod Stewart, Joanna Newsom, Julian Cope, Otis Redding, John Grant, The Doors, Harmonia, Linda Ronstadt, Dave Gahan, John Cooper Clarke and more.

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