HELL-RAISING ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS once secretly longed to become a LIBRARIAN.
He has thousands of books, including rare histories of rock music and World War Two, at his homes in England and the US.
And the 66-year-old rocker considered "professional training" to manage them before giving it up as "too much hassle".
In a new autobiography called Life, to be published in October, Richards will reveal how he found refuge in books before discovering the blues while growing up in post-war London.
He is reported to have had a £4.8million advance to write it.