August 12, 2023

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards statues in Dartford

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are honoured with bronze statues made by Amy Goodman in Dartford. They ran into each other at town’s railway station in 1961, talked music, and the rest is history. From The Guardian:

She said it was an honour and privilege to sculpt “two incredible music icons”. Her aim was to capture their energy and chemistry, she added.

Goodman decided to depict Jagger and Richards as they were in the 1980s. “I could have gone for any time between their late teenage years to their late 70s,” she said.

She listened to the band’s music while creating the statues, which took about 10 months. “I was a nervous wreck. There was a lot of pressure because they are such icons.”

Richards’ daughter Angela and granddaughter Ava were present at the unveiling of the statues at One Bell Corner in the town centre on Wednesday.

Jeremy Kite, the leader of Dartford borough council, said: “In terms of culture and music, you do not get much more influential than the Rolling Stones. Their music has changed the face of popular music and these lads from Dartford are now two of the most recognisable and loved people in the world.”


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