Lock Of Lennon's Hair Sells For £24,000

A lock of hair from The Beatles legend, snipped while he was in Germany in 1966, was sold at an auction in Dallas, USA.

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John Lennon was preparing for his appearance in the black and white army comedy 'How I Won The War' in 1966 when he stopped off at Klaus Baruck's barber shop in Hamburg for a trim.

Baruck smartly held onto a lock of Lennon's hair for half a century before it was put up for auction in Dallas last week. 

The lock, around 4 inches (10cm) long and described as "the largest lock of John Lennon’s hair ever offered at auction", was bought by British Beatles memorabilia collector Paul Fraser for a snip at $35,000 (about £24,300).

The auction also saw a signed photograph of the band go for $42,500 (£29,500) and a rare, sealed copy of the band's US LP 'Yesterday And Today' sell for a whopping $125,000 (£86,778)!

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