Lock of John Lennon's Hair Sells for $35,000 at Auction

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Four inches of the late musician's hair was purchased Saturday.

DALLAS (AP) — 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 four-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a U.K.-based memorabilia collector.

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.

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.

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a four-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting How I Won the War. (Heritage Auctions via AP/Copyright The Associated Press)

 

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