Keith Richards welcomed back to Dartford Library - despite 'owing £3,000 in fines'

News Shopper: Dartford's Keith Richards Dartford's Keith Richards

ROCK legend Keith Richards has today been welcomed back to Dartford Library – despite reportedly owing £3,000 in fines.

The Rolling Stones star racked up the fines dating back 50 years, according to a national newspaper.

At 15p a day – plus late fees – it was thought the 69-year-old could be landed with a bill for around £3,000.

Richards told the Daily Mirror: “I’ve still got overdue fines from about 50 years ago. They must be astronomical by now.”

But today the head of Kent County Council's libraries, Cath Anley, said records from the 1960s have long since been wiped out.

She added: “We are really delighted that Keith Richards has said how useful the library was for him in his youth, and if he would like to come and visit and help us spread the word about what a great service this is, he would more than compensate us for the books he didn’t return.”

The rock megastar grew up in Dartford and attended Wentworth Primary School.

Up until the age of six the axeman lived in a modest flat above a greengrocers in Chastilian Road with parents Bertrand and Doris until the family moved to Temple Hill.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:15pm Wed 22 May 13

Sinibaldi says...

Luminous sound.

You dream
in the sound
of a luminous
darkness, your
delicate care
appears in my
mind like a
loving idea.

Francesco Sinibaldi
Luminous sound. You dream in the sound of a luminous darkness, your delicate care appears in my mind like a loving idea. Francesco Sinibaldi Sinibaldi

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree