A major Beatles fan has just had all his dreams come true when he recently scored a lock of John Lennon‘s hair at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
UK collector Paul Fraser paid a cool $35,000 USD for the four-inch lock of hair pocketed by a German hairdresser in 1967 after giving Lennon a trim before he began filming How I Won The War.
“This is the largest lock of John Lennon’s hair ever offered at an auction and this world record price is a lasting testament to the world’s more than 50-year love affair and fascination with Lennon and the Beatles,” said Garry Shrum, director of music memorabilia at Heritage.
Does anyone else find it strange that there are multiple Lennon locks floating around the world?
Apparently the auction was full of other memorabilia, like a signed photograph of the Beatles which went for $42,500 USD, an unused ticket for the Beatles‘ first US concert in 1964 which went for $30,000 USD and even a 1980’s wristwatch that belonged to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs which was snapped up for $42,500 USD.
Gotta love that creepy fandom.