50-year-old Brian Jones letters to fan, 14 consigned for auction

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

  • Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones wrote to a 14-year-old fan in 1965 en 1966
  • Christine Dalton wrote to the rock star after he appeared on Ready Steady Go
  • She initially wanted to discover Jonesaddress so she would be able to visit him
  • She said the letters were ‘so innocentand it was ‘lovelythat he had written back
  • 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, dan 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 Londen 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

    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, dan 14, who developed a crush after seeing the Stones on TV show Ready Steady Go

    They were sent to Christine Dalton, dan 14, who developed a crush after seeing the Stones on TV show Ready Steady Go

    Four times between December 1965 en April 1966, Jones replied – in handwritten letters signed with two kisses.

    In die eerste, he said he couldn’t give his phone number or address. In the second, hy het bygevoeg: ‘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, toevoeging: ‘I’ll give you a clue. It’s near the old flat.’

    Christine, nou 70 and married to Keith Jenkins for 50 jare, found the items during a move. Sy het gister gesê: ‘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.

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