A Lock of David Bowie’s Hair Sold for $18,750 at Auction

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 9: Singer David Bowie smiles as he meets fans and signs copies of his new album "Heathen" at HMV Oxford Street September 9, 2002 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Bowie‘s tragic passing earlier this year left fans clamoring for every piece of him they could get. That includes his blond, magnificent hair, as this past weekend, a lock of the legend’s tresses sold for $18,750 at an auction held in Los Angeles. The lock was originally used in 1983 by an employee of London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, who used Bowie’s mane to create a wig for his wax figure.

Prince memorabilia is worth thousands, too. At the same auction, his famous Yellow Cloud guitar — used throughout his early recordings — sold for $137,500. The instrument was bought by none other than Indianapolis Colts owner and noted Prince fan (not really) Jim Irsay.


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