A Lock Of Mick Jagger’s Hair Up For Auction
The only thing that could be considered more famous Mick Jagger’s iconic lips are his long, flowing strands, and now a lock of his hair can be yours for the right bid.
A lock of Jagger’s hair is being put up for auction at the British auction house Bonham’s and is expected to fetch between $2,200 and $3,000 when the item goes under the hammer on July 3.
According to the auction site, the strands were snipped from a pre-Rolling Stones Jagger in the early ’60s by the grandmother of an old girlfriend, Chrissie Shrimpton. The site writes that “unbeknown to her at the time,” Shrimpton’s grandmother cut and preserved the strand of Jagger’s freshly washed hair when the then couple was staying at her parents’ farm.
After her grandmother’s death, the hair passed down to Shrimton’s aunt and when she died, the hair was returned to her by a cousin taking care of personal belongings.
This isn’t the first Stones member to have hair sold at auction. A clump from guitarist Keith Richards reportedly fetched $1,400 at a recent auction. The proceeds from Jagger’s locks will be donated to charity, Changing Faces.
The world of collecting rock memorabilia has been known to have some strange items put up on the auction block over the years. In 2011, a tooth from John Lennon was sold for more than $31,000, and that hardly compares to these other five strange rock memorabilia sold at auction.