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Wednesday
Aug192015

Temporary Plaques Marking Historic Keith Richards Sites Being Unveiled to Promote His Upcoming Album

Mindless Records/UMeKeith Richards is promoting his upcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, with a cool new campaign in his home country of the United Kingdom.  Starting this week, one of four temporary commemorative blue "Heritage" plaques celebrating a site of significance to the Rolling Stones guitarist's life will be unveiled in London or Southwest England.  There will be a new one unveiled each week up until the album's September 18 release date.

The locations of the markers are being revealed via Richards' official Facebook page and Twitter feed.  Each plaque features a unique password, and once any fan submits the word at the newly launched website CrosseyedHeart.com, a song from Keith's upcoming album will be unlocked for everyone to hear.

The site of the first plaque actually was revealed on Tuesday: 6 Spielman Road in the Dartford section of London, which is where Richards lived as a teenager.  Thanks to the discovery of the plaque, fans can now hear the new tune "Amnesia" at the website.  The location of the next blue plaque will be announced on Monday, August 24.

Interestingly, a permanent official blue plaque was erected at the Dartford train station this past February, because that's where Richards and Mick Jagger met and struck up a friendship that led to the formation of The Rolling Stones.  Ex-Stones bassist Bill Wyman made headlines recently when he claimed in a BBC interview that the marker was inaccurate because founding late guitarist Brian Jones actually was responsible for the group's formation.

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