Lock of John Lennon's Hair Is Auctioned Off for $35,000

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Is Auctioned Off for $35,000 (Heritage Auctions / Getty)

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.

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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."

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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.

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