Mick Jagger’s ex is auctioning his love letters
Marsha Hunt, one time love of Mick Jagger and mother of his first child (as well as being the woman who inspired the song “Brown Sugar”) has recently announced that she will be auctioning off ten love letters written to her by Jagger, which date from July to August 1969.
While the concept of selling personal letters for cash slightly jars with our sensibilities, the sale could provide a rare opportunity for insight into what it’s like to be romanced by a rock icon—there’s also the estimated value of £70 000–£100 000 to take into account. Hunt, who describes herself as “broke”, says that she will use the money to repair her house in France.
The letters apparently reference everything from the moon landing to “John and Yoko boring everybody”, as well as discussing what Jagger was inspired by during this incredibly fertile period of his own creativity.
The letters will be sold at Sotheby’s in London on 12 December. Hunt recently expressed her opinions to The Guardian on the sale, saying that it was "important". She continued: "someone, I hope, will buy those letters as our generation is dying and with us will go the reality of who we were and what life was."