Lock of David Bowie’s Blond Hair Sells for $18,750

David Bowie 'Labyrinth' / Photo Courtesy: Sony Pictures

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) — A single lock of late legendary musician David Bowie‘s hair sold at auction this past weekend for $18,750.

The tress had been plucked in 1983 by Wendy Farrier to be used at London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum when staff there created his likeness in wax, Spin reported.

Farrier kept the golden tress in a picture frame for 33 years until eventually handing it over to auction house Heritage Auctions, NME reported.

And that famous Yellow Cloud guitar Prince sported on stage in his early days? It sold for $137,500 to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Irsay previously paid $1.66 million in December for a drum kit owned by Ringo Starr and used during his days with The Beatles.

A few Bowie items brought to auction failed to meet their reserve price, including a signed copy of the musician’s 1971 album “Hunky Dory” and an alternative sleeve of artwork for his 1976 album “Station to Station. Those items can still be purchased from heritage for $515 and $825, respectively.

The auction had a tinge of controversy after Emmy organizers ordered the auction house to withdraw an Emmy statue from the auction won by Whitney Houston. Houston won the Emmy for her performance of “Saving All My Love For You” during the Grammys. Emmy organizers got a restraining order to stop its sale at auction.


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