February 21, 2016


A Lock of John Lennon's Hair Sold for $35,000 at an Auction

Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A neatly-bundled lock of John Lennon's hair sold for an astronomically-high bid at an auction held in Dallas, Texas on Saturday. Apparently, $35,000 was deemed the suitable price for the Beatle member's tuft of hair, and Paul Fraser, a collector based in the UK, made away with the, uh, furry item. 

Heritage Auctions, which orchestrated the weird event, had some other Beatle ephemera up for bids, like a signed photograph of the band and a never-before-listened-to US LP of the 1970 release Yesterday and Today, which sold for a whopping $125,000, according to the BBC. Heritage has peddled the belongings of other rock n' roll legends in the past, including guitars signed by Def Leppard, Jeff Beck and Judas Priest

The strange lock of Lennon's hair stems from his role in the 1966 film How I Won the War. Lennon played a soldier, and had to part with his luscious mane for the role. Turns out the film's hairdresser, Klaus Baruck, kept Lennon's hair as a souvenir and preserved it, only to reap it's wild monetary value 50 years later. Talk about a come-up!