Cover art for the forthcoming picture book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad & My First Guitar by Keith Richards, with illustrations by Theodora Richards
Business Wire—Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
By Sam Frizell
March 11, 2014

Keith Richards can’t get no satisfaction just from being one of the greatest rock stars in history.

Now, he’s writing a children’s book. Little Brown Books for Young Readers announced Tuesday that the Rolling Stone guitarist has a deal to write a picture story called “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.”

Keith Richards was introduced to music through his grandfather Theodore Augustus “Gus” Dupree, who was in a jazz big band. Richards’ book will be about his relationship with his early muse. The notoriously hard-living guitarist has five grandchildren of his own.

“I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about,” says Keith Richards. “The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me.”

The book will come out this fall and include illustrations by Richards’ daughter, Theodora Richards.

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