Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones legend, 69, admits he still owes for books he borrowed and failed to return to his local public library in Dartford, Kent, England, when he was a teenager….nearly 50 years ago.
And at 15p a day – plus interest and admin fees – the star could be slapped with a bill for around £3,000.
“I’ve still got overdue fines from about 50 years ago. They must be astronomical by now.”
But with an estimated personal fortune of £175million, the legendary guitarist reveals he was a bit of a bookworm in his early days. Richards said he felt at home in the peaceful surroundings of the library, despite his rebellious reputation.
“To me it was a place where you get a hint there was somewhere called civilization. It was the only place where I would willingly obey the laws, like silence. It was somewhere I could find out about things I was interested in.”
A receptionist at Dartford Library said yesterday: “Usually the biggest fines we issue are around £100.”