July 6, 2013 10:40
Lock of Mick Jagger's hair sells for £4,000 at auction
Handwritten lyrics to David Bowie's 'The Jean Genie' fetch £18,750 at same auction
The clump of The Rolling Stones frontman's hair was put under the hammer at Bonhams auction house earlier this week after it was donated by the singer's ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who met Jagger while he was studying at the London School Of Economics.
As Reuters report, the piece of hair reached double its pre-sale estimate and came in an envelope with the message: "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm". Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Changing Faces charity, which provides support to people who have suffered facial disfigurements.
Other items which were also sold off included the handwritten lyrics to David Bowie's classic song 'The Jean Genie', which fetched £18,750, and a guitar previously owned by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, which was sold for £26,250.
Last weekend, The Rolling Stones made their Glastonbury debut when they headlined the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm. Commenting on the Stones' absence from the Worthy Farm bill over the years, and the festival's reportedly dogged pursuit of them to headline, Jagger joked: "So they finally asked us."
The legendary rock 'n' roll band will perform at London's Hyde Park this evening (July 6). The gig will see them return to the venue they famously played in 1969 following the death of Brian Jones, when their set began with a poetry recital by Jagger, who read a Shelley poem before 2,000 butterflies were released.
Last week, meanwhile, it was reported that David Bowie had been offered a role on the hit US TV series Hannibal. The singer has appeared in all three videos from his comeback album 'The Next Day': 'Where Are We Now?', 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' and 'The Next Day'. However, he has given no interviews or live performances in support of the album, which debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart in March (2013).
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