John Lennon’s mop top lock sold for $35 000

Someone clearly suffering from a severe case of Beatlemania has bought a lock of John Lennon’s hair for $35 000.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the lucky bidder a thick lock of hair that was cut during Lennon’s preparation for a film role in 1966, Guardian reports.

The hair was cut a month after The Beatles released their pioneering Revolver album and just before Lennon’s gig playing Private Gripweed in the Richard Lester comedy How I Won the War.

“This is the largest lock of John Lennon’s hair ever offered at auction,” Heritage director of music memorabilia Garry Shrum said after the auction.

“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.”

If you’re wondering who would have kept the creepy ponytail that long, look no further than Lennon’s German hairdresser Klaus Baruck.

“Baruck was so excited about the opportunity to transform Lennon’s famous Beatles mop top that he called the local newspaper to record the event,” the auction house said in a statement.


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