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Keith Richards talks about hearing 'Heartbreak Hotel' for the first time

By Elvis Australia
October 27, 2010 - 5:40:05 PM

Rolling Stones guitar player Keith Richards has just released his biography. In it he states: Good records just get better with age. But the one that really turned me on, like an explosion one night, listening to Radio Luxembourg on my little radio when I was supposed to be in bed and asleep, was 'Heartbreak Hotel'. That was the stunner. I'd never heard it before, or anything like it. I'd never heard of Elvis before. It was almost as if I'd been waiting for it to happen. When I woke up the next day I was a different guy.

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