Last July Mick Jagger turned 75, and this coming Tuesday, (Dec. 18th),  it’s Keith Richards’ day to hit the three quarter century mark.

Considered one of the world’s greatest rock guitarists, Richards, along with partner Jagger, co-wrote 14 songs on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

In addition, he’s famous for raising the hard-core partying bar, however, at heart, he’s a family guy and a softie, an insight he revealed in his two memoirs, and now confirmed in a new book written by his wife of 35 years, model Patti Hansen.