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