Jagger’s Hair for Charity
British auction house Bonhams announced on their website that locks of Mick Jagger's hair, cut from his head during the early 1960's, has been put up for auction by Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated Jagger in the early ‘60's. What was she doing, whacking off his hair in his sleep? That's just plain scary.
The website says that the locks should fetch between $2,300 and $3,100 when it goes up to auction on July 3rd. The money raised will go to the charity Changing Faces.
The auction house goes on to mention that Lot 20711 was first collected by Shrimpton's grandmother without Chrissie’s knowledge during a trip to the Shrimpton family's country estate. The auction house wrote on their website
“Apparently, on her grandmother's death, the hair passed to Chrissie's aunt and when she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects.”
Keith Richards raised $1,400 for a lock of his hair some years ago.