History | May 2, 2016 5:00 am

British Dealer Buys Lock of John Lennon’s Hair for $35K

Lennon's hair set records for highest price paid and largest clump sold

John Lennon How I Won the War
Movie director Richard Lester snips John Lennon's famous locks for his role in How I Won the War. Bettmann / Contributor)

Paul Fraser Collectibles, an auctioneer located in Bristol, England, recently purchased a lock of John Lennon’s hair for $35,000—the largest clump of the Beatle’s hair ever sold at auction. The lock is from a haircut Lennon received in Hamburg, Germany, in 1966, shortly before he took his role in Richard Lester’s How I Won the War and about a month after the release of The Beatles’ album Revolver. Below is an actual picture of the specimen. 

(Heritage Auctions)