Marsha Hunt: Mick Jagger's 'Brown Sugar' Inspiration, Then And Now

Singer, actress and model Marsha Hunt, 21st August 1969. (Photo by McCarthy/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Marsha Hunt didn't write "Brown Sugar" -- Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones wrote it about her. She didn't have a lot of lines in the musical Hair, but it was her face plastered all over London on the poster. She was in a few bands, performed at the landmark Isle Of Wight festival in 1969, and had a minor hit with "Walk On Gilded Splinters." In the '70s, she was a radio presence, she appeared in the Hammer Horror classic Dracula A.D. 1972, and formed a few different bands. She's a model, actress, writer and singer, but above that she is a witness to and symbol of the possibilities in the Swinging London scene of the mid- and late '60s, and was a familiar presence among the London rock royalty of the early '70s.