Mick or Keith? Which Rolling Stones legend is the coolest, asks Adam Edwards.

"It was pop’s first musical and stylistic dilemma – the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? As a teenager in the Sixties, it was obligatory to be in one camp or the other. Half a century later, in middle age, a similar quandary exists, only now the question is: Mick or Keef? "

 1963: Keith Richards and Mick Jagger seated and opening mail
"There is seemingly no middle ground in this matter – you are either a Mick Jagger man or a Keith Richards supporter. The former believe their man is the real thing – the ultimate rock-and-roll singer, who is the face of the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world. The latter consider the rhythm guitarist not only the coolest person on the planet but also the heartbeat of the Stones."

MORE