Sure, love don’t cost a thing. Mick Jagger‘s love letters, on the other hand, certainly fetch a pretty penny.
Emotionally charged letters that the Rolling Stones frontman wrote to ex-flame Marsha Hunt sold for a staggering $301,000 at auction Wednesday—almost double the $159,000 they were originally expected to nab.
The 10 notes date back to 1969 and touch on everything from the death of Stones guitarist Brian Jones to Jagger’s affair with Marianne Faithfull, whom he was also dating then.
Hunt, an American singer with whom the rocker had his first child, had previously said that “the letters speak for Mick at an incredible juncture of our lives,” but she also admitted she was unloading them because “I’m broke.”
The Stones are on the final leg of their 50th-anniversary tour, which will wrap up this weekend in New Jersey and include appearances by Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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