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Like a Rolling Stone: Guitarist Plays 25 Keith Richards Riffs in One Take

The legendary Keith Richards turns 72 today, December 18. To celebrate, the staff at Guitar Tricks challenged guitar instructor Mike Olekshy to play 25 Rolling Stones riffs in one take.

Here are the 25 riffs he plays in the clip, followed by the video. How did he do?

  • 1. It's All Over
  • 2. The Last Time
  • 3. Satisfaction
  • 4. Get Off Of My Cloud
  • 5. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  • 6. Let's Spend The Night Together
  • 7. Mother's Little Helper
  • 8. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • 9. Midnight Rambler
  • 10. Street Fighting Man
  • 11. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • 12. Gimme Shelter
  • 13. Brown Sugar
  • 14. Sway
  • 15. Wild Horses
  • 16. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  • 17. Bitch
  • 18. Rocks Off
  • 19. Tumbling Dice
  • 20. Happy
  • 21. Angie
  • 22. Waiting On a Friend
  • 23. Beast Of Burden
  • 24. Shattered
  • 25. Miss You

To learn how to play all of the Rolling Stones' songs, head here. (opens in new tab)

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.