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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Statues Unveiled in Their Hometown

Statues of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were unveiled today in their hometown of Dartford, The Guardian reports. The Rolling Stones met as teenagers at a train station in 1961 and went on to form the band the next year. Now they are enshrined in bronze mid-performance, destined to stand there while tourists take photos with them. Jagger is mid-stride, lips pursed, with a microphone in his hand. Richards is playing his Telecaster, looking down at his instrument contemplatively. You don’t need to continue reading descriptions of what they look like—find some photos below.

The statues, called “The Glimmer Twins,” were commissioned by the Darford borough council and created by Amy Goodman. “In terms of culture and music, you do not get much more influential than the Rolling Stones,” borough council leader Jeremy Kite said at the unveiling today. “Their music has changed the face of popular music and these lads from Dartford are now two of the most recognizable and loved people in the world.”

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards statues (Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images)

A general view of “The Glimmer Twins”, a statue of Rolling Stones Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards created by sculptor Amy Goodman, during its unveiling at One Bell Corner in Dartford, Essex. The statue has been commissioned by Dartford Borough Council to celebrate two of the town’s most famous former residents. Picture date: Wednesday August 9, 2023. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)Keith Richards statue in Dartford (Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images)

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