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A lock of John Lennon’s hair was just sold for $35,000

A lock of Beatles legend John Lennon fetched $35,000 at an auction in Dallas.

music Updated: Feb 21, 2016 13:19 IST
John Lennon
John Lennon and his lock of very expensive hair.

A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch (10-centimeter) lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector.

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a box containing a lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch (10-centimeter) lock of hair was purchased for $35,000 by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector. (AP)

A German hairdresser kept a tuft of Lennon’s hair after giving him a trim before the Beatle started filming How I Won the War, a dark comedy released in 1967. The movie follows the World War II misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

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The hair was one of several Beatles-related items on auction. A photograph of the iconic band signed by all four members went for $42,500. And a sealed copy of the band’s ‘butcher’ cover for the Yesterday and Today album went for $125,000.

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