Rolling Stone reveals...
Jason Gregory

11:42 11th October 2010

More about:

Keith Richards has revealed that he and former Beatle John Lennon went on a three-day road trip across the UK together.

The Rolling Stones guitarist said the pair embarked on the journey in his Bentley and that neither could remember what happened.

“We must have been on something exceptional,” Richards told AnOtherMan magazine.

“There was one young lady with us at least, and a chauffeur because we were in no driving condition. And we were just playing sounds.

"We were in my Bentley. I said, 'I'm not going on a trip with you in that goddam psychedelic Rolls Royce. Let's go more discreetly in my little blue Bentley'."

MORE: John Lennon Remembered At 70: Photos.

Richards also revealed in the interview, serialised in the News Of The World, that he used to take “pure, pure cocaine” and carry a gun for protection.

Meanwhile, Richards releases his autobiography, Life, on October 26.

Rolling Stones - Through The Years

  • At Madison Square Garden. New York City, 04.12.69 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood @ Wembley Arena, London - 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Announcing their Bridges to Babylon tour under the Brooklyn Bridge. New York, 18.08.97 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performs at half-time during the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XL held at Ford Field. Detroit, Michigan - 05.02.06 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the late Seventies (PR Photos)

  • Keith Richards at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas - 01.12.05

  • A groupie, one of the girls who orbit around rock stars, sheds her clothes and inhibitions to join The Rolling Stones. California, 21.11.69 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger @ Madison Square Garden. New York, USA - 14.01.98 (WENN)

  • On a flatbed truck travelling on Fifth Ave. from 12th St. to 9th St. to announce a 58-concert tour. New York - 01.05.75 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood in the Nineties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones arrive in the U.S. for a three week tour. From left at Kennedy Airport are: Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Mick Jagger. New York City, 23.10.64 (WENN)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger jumping and singing with the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden. New York, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones during 'A Bigger Bang World Tour' at Madison Square Garden New York, USA - 18.01.06 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones with Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden. New York City, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones during a performance. New York, 07.11.75 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the Nineties – nice jacket!! (PR Photos)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

Grab your copy of the Gigwise print magazine here.

More about:


Photo: WENN.com