Talk:Marsha Hunt (singer and novelist)

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Unbalanced article[edit]

The article says more about her brief relationship with Mick Jagger than about her singing and acting career. Can someone who knows the details redress the imbalance? A discography would be a good start. Rodparkes 03:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to whoever worked on the article, especially Reservoirhill - it's much improved now. All that's needed is a bit more detail on her recordings and a discography (I'm only aware of one early album on Track, but I guess there's more). Rodparkes 01:51, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I really enjoyed researching Marsha's life and learned a lot about her later life that I didn't know before especially the period since she moved to Ireland in 1997. There is still a gap in her bio that is pretty light on details between 1970 and when she started writing in the mid 80's. I couldn't find much material on this period on the internet but I assume that this was when she was dedicating herself to her musical and film career. I plan to get a copy of her autobiography Real Life in a week or two to help fill out this period in Marsha's life. Reservoirhill 14:19, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 08:36, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg[edit]

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Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 17:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Hair poster[edit]

The poster can be used on the article for "Hair" because the poster is for "Hair". It's not fair-use on this article because this article isn't about the poster, the artist who drew the poster, or what the poster depicts. —  MusicMaker5376 19:52, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

You know you're right[edit]

I did some research on Wikipedia's policy on Acceptable Examples of Fair Use] and you are correct:

Acceptable Fair Use
Cover art: Cover art from various items, for identification only in the context of critical commentary of that item

I learned something new.

Best regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 19:52, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to apologize to Marsha Hunt[edit]

I'd like to apologize to Marsha Hunt on behalf of the Wikipedia community for some uncited material that has been in her article for a long time. I have personally contributed about 90% of the material to the article on Hunt and I have been very careful to make sure that any additions I have made have been supported by citations. Here is what the article looked like before I started working on it. There was not a single citation in the original article. As you see there is a statement in the article that "Hunt reportedly approached Jagger at a party and, rather bluntly, informed him that she wanted to have his baby." that was pre-existing and uncited.

On August 31, 2008, Hunt gave a long interview to Barry Egan for a story that he wrote about Hunt called "I'm lucky that I grew up poor." It was obvious reading the article that Egan had come to this article in Wikipedia to get background for his interview and one of the questions that he asked Hunt was about how Hunt met Mick Jagger:

She is not so indifferent, however, about the story that she met Jagger at a party in the Sixties and told him she wanted to have his baby. "You must have read that on the internet. One reason I haven't had it removed is that it is proof that the internet is full of absolute bullshit. Ridiculous things have been written about me so often that we won't even go there."

Marsha Hunt is a very brave person that I have a lot of respect for and one of the reasons that I got interested in making a major contribution to her article is that I knew about her battle with breast cancer. I would like to apologize to Hunt on behalf of the Wikipedia community for what was obviously a very hurtful statement that had been allowed to stand without fact checking or a citation for a long time. I think that sometimes people who come to Wikipedia are unaware of the difference between articles that are well written and full cited and articles that are collections of "facts" that nobody has every checked. For my part, I promise to be more careful in the articles that I watch and contribute to on Wikipedia in not allowing unsourced material to stay in the articles and making sure that statements that are introduced into articles without citations are flagged as such.


Best regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 21:24, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Every Statement has a Citation[edit]

We've reached a milestone in the article on Marsha Hunt. Every statement in the article has a citation. It was especially challenging to eliminate uncited material or find citations for the section on Hunt's relationship with Mick Jagger but with the help of "Google Book Search" I've been able to reference three biographies of Jagger to fill in the blanks.

Is the article true? That's a different question and one we can't answer. The threshold for inclusion of material in Wikipedia is verifiability not truth and we have met that standard.

Best regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 00:11, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi. You have done a truly excellent job in citing this article. Impeccable. Very good work! However, as it was on this point, its use of extensive quotation was problematic with regards to WP:NFC. We do not need to back up every assertion with a quote, fortunately; the citation is sufficient to allow our readers to verify accuracy themselves. I have attempted to address that by removing some, incorporating many others into original text (of course, retaining your citations). While we can use brief quotations to illustrate points, if the cumulative result of that is to copy too much of a source, we infringe on their copyright.
Again, excellent work sourcing this. You have absolutely met the verifiability standard. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:03, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for Bringing the Marsha Hunt Article into Conformance with Wikipedia Standards[edit]

Dear Moonriddengirl,

I really like what you have done with the Marsha Hunt article. It looks very good. I hope you'll take a look at some of the other articles I have contributed to on Wikipedia and do the same thing.

Best Regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 14:30, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Is she British?[edit]

It would seem that she is American, who has lived in the UK and France. It is thus questionable to use the following categories for her bio:

Ought we to remove all the above and instead rely on residence categories such as Category:people from London and Category:people from Paris, or not? --Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:40, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

When did Marsha Hunt meet & date Mick Jagger?[edit]

I suggest someone with knowledge of the facts add the date or approximate date they met and began their affair. The section on Jagger begins, "Hunt said in 1991 that she first met Mick Jagger when . . . " But the dates of their relationship are never supplied--only the date of their child's birth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.85.236.84 (talk) 00:05, 15 February 2013 (UTC)