Exclusive 'Life' Excerpt from Keith Richards

Keith Richards on the Debaucherous 1972 Rolling Stones Tour
Photo by ©Ethan Russell all rights reserved courtesy of Before They Make Me Run: Portraits of Keith Richards 1963-1972 at the San Francisco Art Exchange curated & produced by Raj Prem Fine Art Photography

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The 1972 tour was known by other names — the Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise tour or the STP, Stones Touring Party. It was the beginning of the booking of whole hotel floors, with no one else allowed up, so that some of us — like me — could get privacy and security. It was the only way we could have a degree of certainty that when we decided to party, we could control the situation or at least get some warning if there was trouble.

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