Lock of Mick Jagger's hair to be sold at auction


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The Independent Culture

A clump of Mick Jagger’s hair cut before his Rolling Stones days is to be auctioned at Bonhams in London.

The lock of hair, which was saved by the grandmother of one of Sir Mick's former girlfriends, is estimated to sell for at least £1,500.

The item has been given to Bonhams by Chrissie Shrimpton - the sister of famous model Jean Shrimpton - Sir Mick’s girlfriend while he was a student at the London School of Economics.

It comes in a small paper envelope with the words “Mick Jagger’s hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm” inscribed on the front.

The lock is said to have been saved by Chrissie Shrimpton’s grandmother without her knowledge when Jagger and she were staying at her parent’s farm.

On her grandmother’s death the hair was apparently passed to Shrimpton’s aunt, and then onto a cousin who returned it to Shrimpton.

All proceeds from the lot will be donated to Changing Faces, a charity for people who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.

A clump of hair from fellow Rolling Stones band mate Keith Richards was auctioned earlier this month for a reported £900.