Starry Starry Night – Rolls-Royce Wraith

In 1971, Don McLean penned the lyrics to Vincent. Inspired by a book he read, it is a haunting melody that is a tribute to the life of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. The opening line ‘Starry starry night’ (the relevance of this I’ll get to soon) refers to the oil on canvas Van Gogh painted in 1889 depicting his view from the east-facing window of his room in the asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provence, while ‘flaming flowers, weathered faces and paint your palette blue and grey’ refer to the Sunflower Series, The Potato Eaters and, of course, his art, respectively….