Statues Of Mick Jagger & Keith Ricahrds To Be Errected In Their Hometown

New bronze statues of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are set to be erected this April in their hometown of Dartford, England, according to the BBC. Both Rolling Stones co-founders attended Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, with Jagger going on to study at Dartford Grammar. The pair reconnected in 1961 on a platform at Dartford Train Station.

Dartford Borough Council leader Jeremy Kite explained, “We want to demonstrate that people can come from a very small town like Dartford and go out and change the world. The town has a really good relationship with them. I think people are going to love it.”

Sculptor Amy Goodman added: “Out of the blue I was shortlisted. There was no particular remit. I thought their music is their love, their passion. So I thought them actually performing, the chemistry of them on stage — I thought that’s how I wanted it.”

Although Jagger and Richards were casual friends as schoolboys — Keith Richards admitted it was only in their teens with a shared love of rock and blues that they truly became “brothers”: “We used to live very close, y’know, so we used to meet in a little corner of the block, a little place to play and that’s where we’d, y’know, ‘Hi Mick,’ Hi Keith.’ We re-met — I was heavily into exactly the same thing that Mick was into.”

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