Jagger Love Letters Up for Auction
Old flame Marsha Hunt is 'broke,' she explains
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2012 4:49 PM CST
Mick Jagger in 1972.   (AP Photo, file)

(Newser) – Ten old love letters written by Mick Jagger are going up for auction at Sotheby's next month, reports the Guardian. Given that he wrote them in 1969 to Marsha Hunt, the inspiration for "Brown Sugar" and the mother of his first child, they're expected to fetch up to $160,000. A Sotheby's official explains that the young Jagger displays "a strong sense of irony about himself and what it is to be a superstar" in the letters.

Don't expect any big revelations, apparently. Jagger writes about reading Emily Dickinson and making the movie Ned Kelly, among other things, though he does mention "John & Yoko boring everybody." Hunt says that she's selling the letters because she's "broke," and that Jagger knows about the auction. Is he happy about it? "I don't think so, but they're not his." Speaking of John Lennon, Digital Music News reports that an app out later this month will allow fans to read his private letters—with Yoko's blessing.

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Chatsworth
Nov 10, 2012 8:42 AM CST
I'm looking forward to reading them.I finished Keith Richards' autobiography and it was quite a revelation about many things! I didn't realize Keith was so into Jamaican music and reggae.I wonder what "Miss You" would have sounded like if it had been recorded in it's originally intended reggae style, instead of disco-ed up for mainstream radio.
troy705
Nov 10, 2012 6:48 AM CST
Grew up with the Stones music but never acquired a liking for them. But I'm still a Beatles fan after all the years.
DougMasters
Nov 9, 2012 5:17 PM CST
I dunno rock music for me really just doesn't exist before the hendrixish era. I hate the stones.