Letters sent by Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones to 14-year-old fan set to fetch £3,400 at auction after she unearthed them more than 50 years later while moving
Letters written by Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones to a teenage fan are expected to fetch £3,400 at auction.
They were sent to Christine Dalton, then 14, who developed a crush after seeing the Stones on TV show Ready Steady Go.
She wrote via the band’s fan club to ask his address in Chelsea and his telephone number. The schoolgirl even made day trips to west London from her home in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, to try to find him.
Letters written by Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones to a teenage fan are expected to fetch £3,400 at auction
They were sent to Christine Dalton, then 14, who developed a crush after seeing the Stones on TV show Ready Steady Go
Four times between December 1965 and April 1966, Jones replied – in handwritten letters signed with two kisses.
In the first, he said he couldn’t give his phone number or address. In the second, he added: ‘I’m sorry you didn’t find my house.’ He said he was moving soon and enclosed a signed photo. The following month he replied that he was moving again, adding: ‘I’ll give you a clue. It’s near the old flat.’
Christine, now 70 and married to Keith Jenkins for 50 years, found the items during a move. She said yesterday: ‘The letters are so innocent and it was nice he took the time to write back.’
Her teenage crush faded – but she went to the Stones’ 1969 concert in Hyde Park, when the band paid tribute to Jones, who two days earlier had died aged 27 in the swimming pool of his East Sussex home.
The letters and photograph are being sold on Tuesday by Special Auction Services in Newbury, Berkshire.