Last year, I was lucky enough to have personal tour of Abbey Road Studios in London. When we got to Studio 2, the place where the Beatles did their best work, I was blown away at the collection of vintage microphones strewn about the place. My attention was drawn to an ancient ribbon mic that had to date back to the 1940s.
“Yeah, that’s an old one,” said my guide, “and if you were to do a little analysis, you’d find some of John Lennon’s DNA in there.”
Someone has now owns a sizeable amount of Lennon DNA after purchasing a lock of Lennon’s hair for £25,000 (about $50,000 CAD) at an auction in Dallas. The hair was collected by a German barber in 1966 as he trimmed up Lennon’s quiff for his role in a black comedy entitled How I Won the War.
The new owner is Paul Fraser, a hardcore collector of Beatles gear. The 10 cm lock is the most expensive piece of Lennon hair out there. (Yes, there are plenty of others. You’ll remember that all the Beatles had lots of hair.)
Read more at The Guardian.