Liam Gallagher congratulates Keith Richards on 80th Birthday: "What a guy"

19 December 2023, 17:41 | Updated: 19 December 2023, 19:30

Liam Gallagher and Keith Richards
Liam Gallagher and Keith Richards. Picture: 1. Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images 2. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RS

The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist reached the impressive milestone this week.

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Liam Gallagher has reacted to Keith Richards turning 80 this week.

The Rolling Stones guitarist became an octogenarian on Monday (18th December) and when told about his milestone birthday by a fan on Twitter (X), the rockstar said: "Congratulations what a guy".

Liam Gallagher isn't the only rock star to wish Keef a happy 80th, with his Rolling Stones bandmates sharing a video of the legendary guitarist through the years, which included Mick leading a chorus of Happy Birthday to the rocker on stage.

It came alongside the caption: "Happy birthday to the one and only @officialkeef! Wishing you the most special of days Keith! Keep on rockin’."

An official photo of the pair also appeared on Mick Jagger's personal Instagram account, accompanied by the caption: "Happy birthday @officialkeef !

"Love Mick".

His sentiments were echoed by the Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who shared a collection of photos with the Gimme Shelter rocker throughout the years with the caption: "Happy 80th birthday @officialkeef!"

Liam Gallagher might be a fan of Keith Richards, but when it comes to his favourite guitarist of all time, he looks a little closer to home.

The former Oasis frontman has teamed up with ex-Stone Roses guitarist John Squire on a joint album and the pair began teasing the collaboration this week.

Taking to Instagram, the Champagne Supernova singer shared a video with throwback footage of himself and the Fools Gold guitarist, where Gallagher can be heard saying: "John Squire without a doubt the best guitarist of his generation and in the world in my opinion".

The Manchester legends have also created a website page entitled, which invites fans to sign up to a mailing list "to find out more".