Birth of Karis Jagger, Mick Jagger's First Child, to Marsha A. Hunt
Hunt said in 1991 that she met Mick Jagger when the Rolling Stones asked Hunt to pose for an ad for "Honky Tonk Women", which she refused to do because she "didn't want to look like [she'd] just been had by all the Rolling Stones." Jagger called her later, and their nine or ten month affair began. According to Christopher Sanford's book Mick Jagger: Rebel Knight, Hunt told journalist Frankie McGowan that Jagger's shyness and awkwardness won her over, but that their relationship was conducted mostly in private because their social scenes were very different. In London, November of 1970, Hunt gave birth to Jagger's first and her only child, Karis. According to Hunt, the pair planned the child but never intended to live together. According to Tony Sanchez in Up and Down with the Rolling Stones, Jagger considered proposing to Hunt but didn't because he didn't think he loved Hunt enough to spend the rest of his life with her, while Hunt, for her part, didn't think they could compatibly cohabit.
When Karis was two years old, Hunt asked the courts for an affiliation order against Jagger and eventually settled out of court. Jagger, who called the suit "silly", has been close to Karis since then; he took her on holiday with his family when she was a teenager, attended her Yale graduation and her 2000 wedding, and he was at the hospital for the birth of her son in 2004. As of 2008, he continued to see her and her family. Citing the binding tie of a child, Hunt says she still sees Jagger, but has a closer relationship with Jagger's mother. In 1991, Hunt indicated that she left the door open for Jagger to come back to his child and admired the fact that he did.
Mother of Mick Jagger's first child Karis, born November 3, 1970. Star of the late 60's play "Hair". Marsha takes full credit for recommending to Jagger that he have Mick Taylor join the band as Brian Jones' replacement! Rolling Stones songs about or inspired by Marsha: Brown Sugar.