Keith Richards Likes Women And Doesn’t Treat Them Like Inferiors, According To Marianne Faithfull

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During her recent interview with Loudersound, singer Marianne Faithfull opened up about her longtime friend and The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The musician also gave details about one of their previous projects and Richards’ approach to women around him.

Faithfull, discovered at a Rolling Stones party by Andrew Loog Oldham, had a romantic relationship with Jagger from 1966 to 1970, but it was full of tumultuous times and crises. The main reason behind the problems was the frontman’s being a womanizer and cheating on her constantly. After Jagger’s last affair was with her best friend, Faithfull decided to take revenge and found someone to cheat on him.

That person was Jagger’s bandmate and friend that people defined relationship as love and hate, Richards, and they had a one-night stand. Faithfull and Richards remained friends after that night which the singer still remembers as a significant moment they shared years ago. Along with this complicated friendship, the two successful musicians collaborated on Merle Haggard’s ‘Sing Me Back Home’ cover from Faithfull’s ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ album.

In addition, as a person who has known the guitarist for a very long time, the ‘As Tears Go By’ vocalist highlighted that Richards always loved and respected women without seeing them as inferior beings. Then, Faithfull recalled their project, saying that she learned many things about country music thanks to Richards, a very talented folk musician. She added that the rocker was sober and making sense during those sessions coincided with his wife Patti’s illness.

Faithfull said in her interview that:

“He’s one of my oldest friends. Keith likes women and doesn’t treat them as inferiors, and he particularly likes me. He sings a Merle Haggard song. I learned about country music through listening to him and Gram Parsons singing along to hundreds of old country & western songs at his house in the 60s.

Of course, Keith got very good at writing faux country music, don’t you think? Keith and I have always had a lot of respect for each other. He used to play little folk songs for me when I was quite young, and I don’t think he even liked folk music. He’s got a very catholic taste. He was very sober when we did our sessions. It was at the time that Patti was ill, and he spoke a lot of sense. I think he always does.”

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