“There are cool cats and there are cool Memphis cats but no one, not
Elvis, not Jerry Lee, not even the Wolf came close to epitomizing Memphis
and cool like Jim Dickinson did. He was the Top Cat Daddy, an
inspiration, a mentor and my friend.

If you knew his music and understood his role as one of the links between
black and white culture and between blues and rock and roll, you know what
I'm talking about. If he is unfamiliar to you, now's as good time as any
to get to know him, even though he's checked out of the motel.”

--Joe Nick Patoski

For more about Jim go to

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Life with Keith Richards

Three years after Keith's ill-fated, cop-ridden stop at the 4 Dice Cafe in
Fordyce, Arkansas, July, 1975, Jim Dickinson apologized for advising Keith
to take the trip. Keith laughed, "No, man. That was the most fun I ever

Read all about it in Chapter One of Keith's new autobiography, Life.


  1. mld, I am thrilled to read "Keif's" glowing accounts of Jimmy. There is a hole in my soul where Jim lived. Regards, gfm

  2. gfm, I agree about the hole in our souls. Today is Jim's birthday. (November 15). To celebrate I published the blog above- one of our favorite Christmases. God bless you, mld

    p.s. I too am thrilled to read "Keif's" validation of Jim in his "Life." I can't wait until you can read Jim's version of the story in his memoir, "Search for Blind Lemon."