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Mick Jagger's love letters to be auctioned off


Singer Mick Jagger performs onstage during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.


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What's better reading than 50 Shades of Grey? Mick Jagger's love letters. In 1969, Mick Jagger wrote secret love letters to Marsha Hunt, his girlfriend and first child's mother (and also the inspiration for his song Brown Sugar). How sweet. But now, Hunt is selling the letters in an auction, the Guardian reported. "I'm broke," she told the Guardian. "Anyone who has the impression that I have money knows nothing about me. I had friends who came to visit from Pennsylvania and there was no electricity in the house because the bill had been too high, I was kind of grooving it with a wood burning stove. One friend said, 'surely you've got something you could sell?'" Young love is no match for capitalism.

The ten love letters written from Jagger to Hunt during the summer of 1969 are expected to fetch somewhere between 70,000 to 100,000 pounds at Sotheby’s English Literature and History sale in December, the Independent reported

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But Mick shouldn't feel humiliated, because an expert gave his private sentiments rave reviews. "These beautifully written and lyrical letters from the heart of the cultural and social revolution of 1969, frame a vivid moment in cultural history," Dr. Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby's Books Specialist, told BBC News. "Here we see Mick Jagger, not as the global superstar he has become, but as a poetic and self-aware 25-year-old, with wide-ranging intellectual and artistic interests."

The letters touch on subjects including poet Emily Dickenson, author Christopher Isherwood, the end of his relationship with singer Marianne Faithful and the death of Brian Jones, a founding member of the Rolling Stones, according to New York Daily News