Mick Jagger And Keith Richards’ Statues To Commemorate Their Meeting Spot Are Unveiled
Statues of The Rolling Stones icons Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have been unveiled in their hometown, Dartford. An unveiling ceremony was held on August 9 at One Bell Corner in Dartford, where the two first met and formed a friendship that would lead to the band’s formation in 1962.
The bronze sculptures were named The Glimmer Twins in homage to the songwriting partnership of Richards and Jagger. The sculptures, created by Amy Goodman, capture both Jagger and Richards amid live performances.
They were commissioned by the town’s local council with the aim to capture the same energy and intensity that they bring to their performances. Goodman, a fan of the band, said it was an honor and privilege to sculpt ‘two incredible music icons.’ She also stated that the statues took ten months to carve.
Though neither Richards nor Jagger was seen in the unveiling ceremony, both Richards’ daughter and granddaughter participated in the ceremony to see the sculptures.