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Exclusive 'Life' Excerpt from Keith Richards

Keith Richards on the Debaucherous 1972 Rolling Stones Tour
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Photo by ©Peter Webb 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 traveling physician we?ll call Dr. Bill, to give it a Burroughsian ring. His specialty was billed as emergency medicine. Mick, who was getting appropriately nervous about people trying to get at him — there were threats and there were freaks fixated on him; people would walk up and hit him; the Angels wanted him dead — wanted a doctor around who could keep him alive if he got shot onstage. Dr. Bill was there, however, primarily for the pussy. And being quite a young, good-looking doctor, he got plenty.
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