An inspiring, acclaimed picture book about family and music that details the electric moment with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones first picked up a guitar, illustrated by his daughter, Theodora Richards.
Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, Theodore Augustus Dupree, affectionately known as "Gus," who was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Keith's daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards. Gus & Me offers a rare and intimate look into the childhood of the legendary Keith Richards through this poignant and inspiring story that is lovingly illustrated with Theodora Richards's exquisite pen-and-ink collages. This unique autobiographical picture book honors the special bond between a grandfather and grandson and celebrates the artistic talents of the Richards family through the generations. It also includes selected photographs from the Richards family collection.
A nostalgic look back at childhood days as the Rolling Stone star remembers his grandfather - a former big band player who encouraged his grandson to take up the guitar, in this charming picture book whimsically illustrated by Keith Richards' daughter and accompanied by a CD with additional guitar music from Keith.
Born in Dartford in Kent in December 1943, Keith Richards continues to compose, play songs and tour with the Rolling Stones. Theodora Richards is a model and artist and the daughter of Keith Richards. James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has performed many voiceovers and narrated numerous audiobooks. He is also a professional musician. He was born in England but now lives in New York City.