Jagger’s hair fetches 4,000 pounds

Jagger’s hair fetches 4,000 pounds

Jagger’s hair fetches 4,000 pounds

Jagger performs at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park. REUTERS photo

A lock of Mick Jagger’s hair has been sold at auction for £4,000, double the price it was expected to fetch, the BBC has reported.

The hair, in an envelope with the message “Mick Jagger’s hair after being washed and trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm,” was sold by Jagger’s former girlfriend, Chrissie Shrimpton. It was offered for sale to raise money for the Changing Faces charity.

Shrimpton met Jagger when he was a student at the London School of Economics.

Jagger, who is due to turn 70 this month, played with the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park on Saturday as part of the British Summer Time festival. The gig comes almost 44 years to the day since the Rolling Stones played a famous free concert in the central London park. The performance was only two days after the death of the band’s founding member Brian Jones, and marked the live debut of his replacement, guitarist Mick Taylor.

Other items offered at the auction at Bonhams o included a guitar owned by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.