Comedian Bill Hicks once said, "Keith Richards is shooting heroin into his eyeballs and still touring all right! I'm getting mixed signals! I picture nuclear war and two things surviving: Keith and cockroaches!..."
Keith may have cut out the smack and he recently said he has cut down on drinking, and, like cockroaches, he's still going strong as he celebrates his 75th birthday today (Tuesday).
No question Keith is the most enthusiastic original member of The Rolling Stones, often saying he wants to see long they can continue.
Keith recently talked about his long career:
"After doing it for this long, it is a way of life. It's one of the better ways to spend your life. Just giving some people some good time. They've given us their support all of these years and say, 'Hey you guys, you go ahead and do this, we kind of like it. Even though you're overpaid and all of that stuff.'"
At 75, Keith is the third oldest member of the Stones behind Charlie Watts, 77, and Mick Jagger, 75 (by five months). Ronnie Wood is the baby at 71.