View Full Version : Old cars, old Stones roll along together

29-09-2006, 12:21 PM
From the Toronto Star, an interview...

Keith Richards says:
...My favourite cars are still the old Bentleys...

In 1966, Richards bought a new Bentley S3 Continental four-door, which he named "Blue Lena" in honour of the great American singer Lena Horne.

In March 1967, Richards travelled in his Bentley to Morocco, along with another Stone, the late Brian Jones, and Jones's girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg.

Jones fell ill and had to stay in hospital in France. Pallenberg and Richards continued on the trip, and soon Pallenberg was Keith's girlfriend.

"Richards once said, `Amazing things can happen in the back of a Bentley and they did!'" explains Tamara Guo, who runs a Keith Richards fan site at http://www.thekeithshrine.com (http://www.thekeithshrine.com/).

"Richards still owns the Blue Lena, which he keeps at his Redlands estate in the U.K."

Guo, who also edits the Stones Planet Fanzine http://www.stonesplanet.com (http://www.stonesplanet.com/), refers to herself as Blue Lena on the websites.

"Being a lifelong Keith Richards fan, I wanted an obscure screen name that only diehard Keith fans would know the meaning behind, so I adopted the moniker Blue Lena."

The Bentley has seen some tough times. Richards once drove it into a garden shed at Redlands.

Full article here. (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1158833711799&call_pageid=970599119419)