John Lennon's 10cm locks sell for USD 35,000

John Lennon's 10cm locks sell for USD 35,000

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon 50 years ago as he prepared for a film role has been bought by a British collector for USD 35,000.

Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector bought the 10cm hair at an auction in the US, media reports said.

The hair was kept by a German barber who gave him a trim as he was about to film 'How I Won The War in 1966'.

"This is the largest lock of Lennon's hair ever sold at auction," Spokesman of Dallas-based Heritage Auctions Garry Schrum said yesterday.

Schrum said the bidder got a "good chunk of Lennon's hair".

Lennon's locks were chopped by Klaus Baruck in Hamburg, Germany, just before the rocker's starring role as Gripweed in Richard Lester's dark comedy about a British army platoon and their misadventures in World War II.

The haircut took place just a month after the release of the band's legendary 1966 Revolver album.

Lennon, English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. Lennon died in 1980 at the age of 40.

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