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Chrissie Shrimpton

(1945-), Fashion model and actress

Sitter in 2 portraits
Model, actress and younger sister of Jean Shrimpton. Born in Buckinghamshire, Chrissie moved to London at the age of eighteen and worked as a secretary for Decca Records. She later worked for Andrew Oldham (b.1944), manager of the Rolling Stones and between 1963 and 1966 she was Jagger's girlfriend. She inspired his 1966 songs 'Under my Thumb' and '19th Nervous Breakdown'. In 1968 she appeared in London Look magazine as an example of 'the single girl' in London.

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Chrissie Shrimpton; Mick Jagger, by Eric Swayne - NPG x135473

Chrissie Shrimpton; Mick Jagger

by Eric Swayne
selenium-toned silver print, 1963
NPG x135473

Chrissie Shrimpton, by Peter Akehurst - NPG x134608

Chrissie Shrimpton

by Peter Akehurst
modern bromide print, 1966
NPG x134608

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Jools

27 December 2020, 00:27

Mark, I feel you should share these stories, so that fans can get a real sense of who Fred was. Obviously, very personal tales should remain just that, personal. I believe that you would be respectful in what you chose to share and that your loyalty to Fred would remain your utmost consideration.

Mark Alistair Malden

05 December 2020, 16:41

I attended Ealing Tech. @ School of Art and was in the same class as Fred Bulsara who became Freddie Mercury. We were good friends from the day we met which was in the queue lining up for formal enrolment following our acceptance as students in Fashion Design and class 1B. Fred was kicked out of fashion because he spent more time attending matinee gigs of Jimmie Hendrix and dreaming of being a star than he did in class. He begged his way back in and went into Graphics which was on the same floor and right opposite Fashion. You can read about me in Mark Blake's book, 'Is This The Real life.' also in a couple of magazines etc. etc. I knew him as a close personal friend virtually all his life and have hundreds of untold stories about it. I don't talk about it much because I find that people simply don't believe it. However it is easily verified. I don't know why you would want to publish this fact but you may do so if you wish. I have an unpublished manuscript detailing some amusing stories.

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