Tony Sanchez (photographer)
Tony Sanchez, also known as Spanish Tony (died 2000), was a British photographer of Spanish ancestry. He worked as Keith Richards' assistant for eight years and co-wrote with John Blake a bestselling memoir about this time, entitled Up and Down with the Rolling Stones: My Rollercoaster Ride with Keith Richards (1979).
Sanchez was the son of Spanish immigrants, and his father ran an Italian restaurant in London's Mayfair.
Sanchez met the Rolling Stones through his connection with the art dealer Robert Fraser. According to Keith Richards, Sanchez, who had been a croupier and bouncer, was able to help Fraser when he was in trouble with gambling debts, and became Fraser's drug dealer and general helper.
Tony Sanchez died in 2000.
- Up and Down with the Rolling Stones: My Rollercoaster Ride with Keith Richards (1979), originally entitled I Was Keith Richards' Drug Dealer
- Richards, Keith, with James Fox. (2010) Life. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, p. 203. ISBN 9780297854395
- Sanchez, Tony. "The girl who nearly broke up the Stones: Keith Richards' gofer recalls a riotous life on the road". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Collections / Person - Tony Sanchez ('Spanish Tony')". National Portrait Gallery. National Portrait Gallery, London. Retrieved 31 March 2015.