John d Green photographed Chrissie Shrimpton for Birds of Britain at his Kensington studio on 30 September 1966.
Actress and model Chrissie Shrimpton is the younger sister of model Jean Shrimpton and was the girlfriend of Mick Jagger from 1963 to 1966.
In an article for the Daily Mail in 2012 she spoke about her relationship with Mick Jagger, who was then 19 when she was just 17: “Mick would come and meet me for lunch. One day, as we walked through the market, a stall-holder threw a cabbage at his head and shouted “You ugly f*****”.”
Following an appearance on the TV show Ready Steady Go! , The Rolling Stones were waylaid by the shrieking fans who became a constant feature of their lives from then on. “We’d be walking down the street, and suddenly he’d see some Stones’ fans and my hand would suddenly be dropped and he’d be walking ahead on his own. The fans used to attack me and throw things at me, and it was often really frightening. I can remember being in cars and having to hold the roof up because there were girls piling onto it and we thought we were going to be crushed.”
Soon after the Daily Mail article was published Shrimpton found a cache of love letters from Jagger: “Many years ago, it came to the notice of a journalist that I had hundreds of love letters from him,” she recalls. “She tried to persuade me to publish them, which I did not want to do, as it happens. Mick Jagger got wind of this and, to my amazement, I heard on the Radio 4 news that I was involved in a court case regarding this issue. Mick Jagger had put up an injunction preventing their publication on the grounds that, while I owned the paper they were written on, he owned the words.”