By: Troy Frisby
Would you pay to get your hands on a lock of your favorite rocker’s hair? What if it was for charity?
In an odd bit of news today, Rolling Stone reports that a British woman is putting those questions to the test. The grandmother of Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger back in the early ‘60s, saved a lock of Jagger’s hair when he stayed at the family’s farm.
After her grandmother’s death, the hair was passed on to Shrimpton’s aunt. After she also passed away, Shrimpton found a small paper envelope containing the hair while searching through her belongings.
The label on the envelope reads, “Mick Jagger’s hair after being washed & trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm.” Though the discovery probably came as a surprise, Shrimpton eventually decided to put the hair up for auction.
Beginning on July 3, the item will be available for sale online through Bonhams, a UK auction house. Bonhams estimates that the lock of hair could fetch as high as $3,100.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit Changing Faces, a charity dedicated to helping “people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.
At this point, there’s no word from Jagger on what he thinks of the situation. Check out rollingstones.com for the latest on the Stones, and don’t forget to share how much you’d pay for a token of your favorite rocker in the comments below.