I don't know if it's common knowledge, at least it was knew to me that
the song "Memory Motel" was a place that actually existed.
Just imagine Mick Jagger and Carly Simon having a one-night-stand in this place....
Makes me wonder how the rooms might have looked like
The title comes from an actual motel in Montauk, on Long Island. The lyrics to the song have long drawn speculation as to who the "Hannah baby" in the lyrics refer to. Carly Simon is often a name considered, due to Jagger's descriptions of the woman throughout the song. Jagger describes her thus:
Hannah honey was a peachy kind of girl; Her eyes were hazel and her nose was slightly curved....
Her eyes were hazel and her teeth were slightly curved; She took my guitar and she began to play, She sang a song to me, Stuck right in my brain... When I asked her where she headed for, "Back up to Boston, I’m singing in a bar"
The lyrics talk of the fading love brought on by a one-night stand at said motel. The song describes the female subject as a strong, independent woman, comparable in many ways to the female subject of "Ruby Tuesday", with Richards repeated refrain:
She got a mind of her own and she use it well...
5 Strings, 2 Hands, 1 A*****e