Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II review: Latest iteration of ‘best car in the world’ is genuinely that
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II (Image: Supplied)
It’s almost 56 years to the day since The Who’s Keith Moon was reputed to have driven a Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool — on his 21st birthday, 23 August 1967, at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan. For reasons that are self-evident, memories of the event are hazy and varied.
Moon told Rolling Stone magazine in 1972 that on reflection “it might have been a Lincoln Continental”. His bandmate Roger Daltry lamented the bill for $50,000 of damages that followed regardless of make and model, while John Entwistle denied any of it ever happened. “He couldn’t even drive.”
Broadly, it matters not. It’s rock’n’roll legend now, further immortalised 30 years later by the 1997 Oasis Be Here Now album cover. Like the death of Paul McCartney