Early history[ edit ] Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became childhood friends and classmates in in Dartford , Kent. A musical partnership began shortly afterwards. The meetings moved to Taylor's house in late where Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith joined the trio; the quintet called themselves the Blues Boys. The group sent a tape of their best recordings to Korner, who was favourably impressed. The first rehearsal included guitarist Geoff Bradford and vocalist Brian Knight, both of whom decided not to join the band.
He has a younger brother, David. In his early years he listened to the radio—first to blues and country stations from Shreveport, Louisiana , and later, when he was a teenager, to rock and roll. Something I didn't know what. And it gave me the chills. In , he said: The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough
He has an older sister, Diane; a younger brother, Ronnie, who Ramsay revealed had been imprisoned for heroin possession as a juvenile;  and a younger sister, Yvonne. Ramsay's father, Gordon James Sr. He was chosen to play for Warwickshire. His footballing career was marked by injuries, causing him to remark later in life, "Perhaps I was doomed when it came to football.