New Keith Richards Documentary – The Early Years

July 1, 2016
Keith Richards

The legend and machine that is Keith Richards is set to star in a new documentary on the BBC later this year.

Keith Richards – The Origin of the Species explores the younger years of the Rolling Stones star in an hour-long film, directed by Julien Temple. It will be part of a new BBC series starting in July, which will try to bring the “the swinging ’60s to life”. The Orgin of the Species will follow a broadcast block in September titled “Keith Richards’ Lost Weekend” and will include two nights of programmes hand-picked by Keith.

Talking to the BBC, Temple said, “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.”

We can’t wait to experience the debauchery and mayhem that this documentary will entail… and if not, we’ll just have to re-create it ourselves.


  • Anonymous
    July 2, 2016

    Debauchery? How about the music? Why not just focus on how the music was made?

  • The voice of reason
    July 4, 2016

    Maybe you should visit NME…

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