Ethan Russell's Iconic Images of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and MoreShots from from his new interactive book
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Keith Richards rehearses at Stephen Stills' house in 1969. "Some people say that 'Patience Please' picture is one of the best pictures in rock & roll," says Russell. "But it's not really Keith, in a way. It's Keith wearing sheep's clothing – or wolf's clothing, really. It's after Exile and it's after the drugs really kick in; that's his brand. But really, Keith Richards is this picture right here. That's Keith Richards. We're in the basement room at Stephen Stills' house. You're just so close to Keith. Everything about the picture works for me. It's the intimacy and the fact he's so engaged with the music and that tiny Fender amp, and a drink at 11:00 in the morning."