Image for Mick Jagger’s Hair Sells For 4 Times More Than Keith Richards

Mick Jagger’s Hair Sells For 4 Times More Than Keith Richards

Written by Sarah Bella on July 5, 2013

A 50-year-old lock of The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger‘s hair has been auctioned off to raise funds for charity, selling for £4,000 (approximately $6,583 AUD), over 4 times more than Keith Richards‘ hair which sold for £900 at a recent auction.

According to The Guardian, the piece of Sir Mick’s mop was cut off in the ’60s by his then-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, sister of model Jean Shrimpton, whose grandmother saved the hair. Chrissie put the hair up for auction to raise money for Changing Faces, a charity which works with people who have suffered facial disfigurements. Also auctioned off was a guitar owned by Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, which went for £26,250, and a set of lyrics for The Jean Genie written by David Bowie, which fetched £18,750.

What we really want to know is who’s collecting the hair and what do they do with it? Putting Page’s guitar or Bowie’s lyrics in your pool room is all well and good but locks of hair could seriously creep out your dinner guests. It’s been suggested that the privacy-conscious Jagger may have bought his own hair by private telephone bid to prevent others from accessing his DNA, as the 69-year-old singer has been hit by several paternity suits in the past.

(via Contact Music)

Gallery: 14 pieces of music memorabilia that people actually paid money for

Swipe/tap ← or →

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Singer And Show Business Legend Cilla Black Dies At Age 72

Legendary UK singer and TV presenter Cilla Black has died of natural causes at her Spanish villa, aged 72.

News

Watch Will.I.Am Drive A Car Through Lasers To Make Music Or Something?

Black Eyed Peas frontman and spinning chair enthusiast Will.

News

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral Interrupted By Family Fight

The memorial service for Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobby Kristina Brown has been marred by an outburst from a family member interrupting the eulogy and having to be forcibly removed from the funeral.

News

Snoop Dogg Held At Italian Customs With $422,000 In Cash

As any good traveller will know, it’s always good to have some cash on you at all times when abroad, as you never know when you’ll need to drop some stacks in a foreign country where your credit card might not do the trick, something Snoop Dogg has taken to the expectedly next level, being .

News

Kendrick Lamar Drops ‘For Free?’ Music Video

The Year of Kendrick Lamar continues unabated with the hip-hop superstar today releasing a brand new video for interlude track For Free.

News

Dr. Dre Announces First New Album In 15 Years To Drop This Week

Although one of the godfathers of modern rap music (not to mention one hell of a headphone and speaker mogul) hip-hop producer extraordinaire Dr. Dre hasn’t actually released any solo music in fourteen years, a clock he’s about to reset very soon, today announcing a new LP titled Compton, to be released this Friday.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You