Mick Jagger’s 1969 love letters will be sold at auction by Sotheby’s, allowing fans of Jagger a (likely less authorized) look inside the singer and his English rock band than the new Rolling Stones documentary set to premiere on Thursday.
The Jagger love letters were written by the Rolling Stones frontman in July and August of 1969 and were sent to Marsha Hunt, with whom Jagger had his first child, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Hunt, who is also a singer, is reportedly the inspiration behind the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar.” Jagger reportedly describes his admiration for Emily Dickinson’s poetry and a meeting with writer Christopher Isherwood in the 1969 letters. Hunt stated:
“The letters speak for Mick at an incredible juncture of our lives. The summer of ’69 was the end of a whole era of revolutionary spirit — we didn’t know it was about to die. And who knew that his group of boys making music would 50 years on be still celebrated as a voice of the period?”
The Examiner notes that Sotheby’s has estimated the ten Jagger 1969 love letters will bring between $111,300 and $159,000 in at auction. Marsha Hunt plans to use the money brought in by her Jagger letters to repair her home in France. She stated:
“I’m broke. Anyone who has the impression that I have money knows nothing about me.”
The Mick Jagger 1969 love letters will be up for auction on December 12 by Sotheby’s. Would you consider buying love letters written by Mick Jagger for $111,300 or more? Let us know in the comments below!