Mick Jagger's love letters going under the hammer
Handwritten love letters from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to his former lover Marsha Hunt are set to be auctioned in London next month.
Hunt is an American-born singer who was the inspiration for the Stones' 1971 classic 'Brown Sugar' and bore Jagger's first child, Karis.
Hunt, 66, said she decided to put the private correspondence under the hammer because she is 'broke' and unable to pay her bills or make repairs to her home, according to ABC News.
The letters, which were penned during the summer of 1969, are said to show a sensitive side of Jagger, who was then in his mid-20s.
"The letters speak for Mick at an incredible juncture in our lives," Hunt said. "The summer of '69 was the end of a whole era of revolutionary spirit. We didn't know it was about to die."
The letters are expected to fetch up to 160,000 dollars. For Hunt it's not only about the money, but also preserving rock and roll history.
"Someone, I hope, will buy those letters, as our generation is dying," she said. "And with us will go the reality of who we were and what life was."