Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull is still madly in love with exlover Keith RICHARDS - and wishes she had told him she loved him when he suggested she sleep with Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger.

Faithfull admits she's still thrilled every time she meets Richards and only wishes their romance was more than a one-night stand.

She tells America's alternative rock magazine HARP, "My night with Keith was wonderful but it was just one night so it's a completely idealised, great f**k.

"We have nothing to worry about, when we see each other we're just delighted.

"I don't see all the stuff other people see. To me he's still the same, honestly - I see that beautiful 24-year-old man. And that's what I will always see.

"It was Keith's idea that I go with Mick. He thought it would be good for the band. And instead of saying, `But I love you,' I said, `OK.'

"I didn't really love Mick when I was first with him, I was just obeying Keith."

27/12/2004 01:37