July 6, 2013


Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Goes for $6,000

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A curly lock of hair once the property of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently sold for $4000 pounds—about $6,000—at a charity auction in London.

According to Reuters, the hair was brought forth by Mick's former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton.  Shrimpton met the "Satisfaction" singer at the London School of Economics years before he became a household name—and many, many years before Adam Levine made him a Google search target for tween girls. 

The lucky winner, who chose to remain anonymous, snatched the clump up after other bidders pushed it to double its pre-sale estimate. The winnings came in an envelope that read "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm"—germaphobes around the world can now sleep easy. 

Mick Jagger is set to celebrate his 70th birthday this month and, honestly, what says "you know, I've really become kinda a big deal as I reflect back upon these past seven decades" than having the remnants of an ancient haircut sell for thousands of pounds?

Also, headlining one of the biggest music festivals in the world as an-almost-septuagenarian probably helps a little too.

Oh, and, ya know, pulling out Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, and all the pretty popstars (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood) to duet with you onstage.

I bet being able to charge $750 a pop for tix to your concert was probably a high water mark as well. 

Yep, It's good to be Mick Jagger at 70. (Save for the voodoo doll that is probably being made with that lock of hair as we speak! Eep!)