Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme, First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. Below is the first paragraph/chapter of Life by Keith Richards:

Why did we stop at the 4-Dice Restaurant in Fordyce, Arkansas, for lunch on Independence Day Weekend? On any day? Despite everything I knew from ten years of driving through the Bible Belt. Tiny town of Fordyce. Rolling Stones on the police menu across the United States. Every copper wanted to bust us by any means available, to get promoted and patriotically rid America of these little fairy Englishmen. It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season on the Stones had been declared since our last tour, the tour of ’72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States. All the fault of us, mere minstrels. We had been inciting youth to rebellion, we were corrupting America, and they had ruled never to let us travel in the United States again. It had become, in the time if Nixon, a serious political matter. He had personally deployed his dogs and dirty tricks against John Lennon, who he thought might cost him an election. We, in turn, they told our lawyer officially, were the most dangerous rock-and-roll band in the world.


  1. That is quite an intro Kim. I debated whether I wanted to read this one or not, and think for some reason I'd like the audio.

    Hope u enjoy this.

  2. I love it! I've been curious about this book - I'm going to check it out now for sure.

  3. nice thought Keith. I always wondered what if one of the Stones would talk... seems like he's doing that now in a major way.
    Great teaser paragraph :)