WANT TO GO?
Part of Multifest
WHERE: Capitol Complex grounds
WHEN: 10:30 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-421-1585 or www.multifestwv.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Keith Richards is a big doo-wop fan.
Richards is better known for writing songs and playing guitar for The Rolling Stones, but Aaron Neville, who headlines Charleston's Multifest Saturday, knows they share a love of doo-wop music because uber producer Don Was told him so.
"You know, Don Was produced quite a few Rolling Stones records," the 71-year-old Grammy winner explained. "He mentioned to me that while he was on the road with them, he roomed underneath Keith."
Richards, he said, had looped the Jive Five's big doo-wop hit, "My True Story," on a tape machine.
"Keith had this song going over and over all day long."
Neville didn't say whether Richards' music ever grated on the rock producer's nerves, but it did inform Was about what Richards liked, and he remembered it. So when Neville said he wanted to make a record of doo-wop songs, Was suggested Richards might be interested.
Asking wasn't a problem for Neville, either.