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Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for thousands at auction

The four-inch lock of hair was purchased by a UK-based memorabilia collector.

Image: Heritage Auctions/AP

A LOCK OF John Lennon’s hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said that the four-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector.

A German hairdresser kept a tuft of Lennon’s hair after giving him a trim before the Beatle started filming “How I Won the War,” a dark comedy released in 1967. The movie follows the World War II misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

The hair was one of several Beatles-related items on auction. A photograph of the iconic band signed by all four members went for $42,500.

And a sealed copy of the band’s “butcher” cover for the “Yesterday and Today” album went for $125,000.

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