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Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Fetches $6,000 in Auction

Hair sold by former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton for charity

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs in Glastonbury, England.
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July 5, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Bidding for a lock of Mick Jagger's hair reached more than double the original estimate, bringing 4,000 pounds (roughly $6000) at an auction in London on Wednesday. The clump of hair was sold by Chrissie Shrimpton, an ex-girlfriend of Jagger's, to raise money for Changing Faces, a charity that helps disfigured people.

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The auction house Bonhams also sold David Bowie's handwritten lyrics for "The Jean Genie" for 18,750 pounds and a guitar previously owned by Jimmy Page for 26,250 pounds, among other music and entertainment-related items. 

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