Lock of Beatles John Lennon's hair auctions for $48,000
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    BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- In an auction of Beatles' memorabilia collected by the band's hairdresser, a lock of John Lennon's hair sold to an unnamed telephone bidder for 48,000 U.S. dollars Wednesday.

    The hair is inside an autographed copy of Lennon's book "A Spaniard in the Works," which Lennon gave to Betty Glasow, the Fab Four's hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, "To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xx."

    "It is astonishing that there is still so much interest in the Beatles and the sale goes to prove that John Lennon is still an icon," said Francesca Collin, a spokeswoman for Gorringes.

    "To have some of Lennon's hair along with a signed note from him really does give it fantastic provenance and authenticity," Collin said.

    Gorringes auction house had estimated the hair would sell for 4,000 to 6,000 dollars.

    (Agencies)

Editor: Song Shutao
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