Anita was dating Keith's band-mate Brian Jones, Miss Pallenberg first met the Stones in 1965 when she and a friend went backstage at their concert in Munich.
Anita was Brian Jones' girlfriend since late 1965 but their relationship was turbulent and sometimes Brian got violent with her.
During a holiday in Spain, the three crossed in car to Tangier, Morrocco. It was here when Anita leave Brian for Keith, after she denied to get part of an orgy and Jones hurt her.
Richards and Pallenberg`s relationship was one of the most prolific in rock. She was a huge influence in his personal life and also in the Stones` circle. Some songs of the band were written by Keith to her, like "You Got The Silver" and "Happy".
The couple had three children: Marlon (named after Brando), Angela (nee Dandelion) and Tara (named after Tara Browne, Guinness` heir who was friend with Keith) but sadly he died on his crib after only 10 weeks born.
In late 1979, Keith left Anita after the incident of the 17-year-old boy Scott Cantrell, who killed himself in Pallenberg`s bed with a gun owned by Richards.
After many years of the broke-up, Anita and Keith are in good terms, sharing part of their times with their grandchildren. It was said that Anita is a close friend with Patti Hansen, Keith`s wife.
Richards is now married to Patti Hansen but remains close to Miss Pallenberg.
So close, in fact, that when he is in the U.S., where he must spend much of the year as a tax exile, she looks after Redlands, his Sussex estate.
Richards maintains cordial relations with Italian-born actress Anita Pallenberg (d. June 13, 2017), the mother of his first three children. Richards and Pallenberg, who never married, were a couple from 1967 to 1979. Together they have a son, Marlon Leon Sundeep (named after the actor Marlon Brando), born in 1969,:343 and a daughter, Angela (originally named Dandelion), born in 1972.:392 Their third child, a son named Tara Jo Jo Gunne (after Richards' and Pallenberg's friend Guinness heir Tara Browne), died on 6 June 1976 at just over two months old of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS):242–246 Richards was away on tour at the time, something he said has haunted him since.:263 He was criticised at the time for performing that night after learning of the death, but he later said it was the only way he could cope.