Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards recieve honorary statues

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been honoured with statues in their home town to celebrate decades of success with the Rolling Stones.

The bronzes capture flamboyant frontman Sir Mick, 80, singing into a mic as Keith, 79, plays the guitar.

Eminent sculptress Amy Goodman was commissioned by Dartford Borough Council to celebrate the musicians who were born in the Kent town.

Her work, known as The Glimmer Twins, was unveiled at Dartford’s One Bell Corner yesterday.

Sir Mick and Keith adopted the name for their songwriting partnership after cruise passengers in 1968 who didn’t recognise them asked for a “glimmer” of a clue to their identity.

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They first met as classmates in 1950 and went on to co-found the Rolling Stones in 1962, following a chance encounter on a Dartford railway station platform.

The group became one of the most popular bands of the rock era, with eight UK No1s in the 1960s.

Among the Stones’ hits are Paint It Black, Gimme Shelter, It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll (But I Like It), Honky Tonk Women, Start Me Up, Sympathy For The Devil and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

Amy’s notable public commissions include a bust of Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale displayed in Aldershot and the Romsey War Horse statue, both Hampshire.

She also made the sculpture of F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss at Silverstone.

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