Lock of John Lennon's Hair Is Auctioned Off for $35,000
A lock of John Lennon's hair has sold for the tidy sum of $35,000.
The 4-inch hunk of the rock legend's famous tresses was snipped off as he prepared for his role in the 1967 film "How I Won the War."
According to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, a German hairdresser kept the hair after giving the Beatle the trim.
This is the largest lock of Lennon's hair ever sold at auction, according to the auction house.
The lucky (or wealthy) auction winner was Paul Fraser, a UK-based memorabilia collector.
A spokesman summed up Fraser's purchase about as succinctly as one could, calling it a "good chunk of Lennon's hair" that "was a good size with quite a lot of strands."
In addition to the hair, other Beatles memorabilia was sold at the auction, including a photo signed by all four members. It went for $42,500.
A sealed copy of the band's album "Yesterday and Today" with the "butcher" cover went for $125,000.