The Rolling Stones have been rock stars for five decades, and that comes with a lot of fame, fortune, and castles in France. But the real measure of success for any celebrity is how much pieces of you are worth at auction, and Mick Jagger will find out where he stands when a lock of his hair goes under the hammer at Bonhams auction house next month.
People will pay a lot for some strange things at auction. Some anonymous superfan just paid $12,000 for one of Lady Gaga‘s acrylic fingernails, and the Mick Jagger hair will have come from his actual head. (We like to imagine it going to a super-scientist who will use it to clone an army of Mick Jaggers.)
The lock of hair that will be up for sale was clipped from Jagger’s head in the early 1960s by his girlfriend, Chrissie Shrimpton, who was the sister of 60s supermodel Jean Shrimpton.
According to Bonhams:
The statement from Chrissie Shrimpton confirms that, unbeknown to her at the time, this lock was saved by her grandmother when Mick and Chrissie were staying at her parents’ farm.
Apparently, on her grandmother’s death, the hair passed to Chrissie’s aunt. When she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects.
Jagger’s hair is estimated to sell for $2,300 to $3,100, which at the higher end is more than twice what was recently paid for a lock of Keith Richards‘ hair when a lock clipped from his head by a teenage fan in 1964 brought in about $1,400 at auction.
Napoleon beats them both, however, as a lock of his hair sold for $13,000 back in 2010.
Via The Daily Mail/Photo: WENN