Someone has paid £35,000 for a lock of John Lennon's hair 4 years ago

Someone has paid £35,000 for a lock of John Lennon's hair

Who said superfans were only a thing for Justin Bieber and One Direction?

A lock of John Lennon's hair has sold at auction in the United States for a huge $35,000 (nearly £25,000).

It was picked up by collector Paul Fraser, according to the BBC, and is claimed to be the largest lock of the former Beatle's hair ever put up for auction.

The lock was cut off while Lennon was working on 1967 film How I Won the War.

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If $35,000 seems like a lot, it comes nowhere near the prices paid for some of the most famous pieces of Beatles memorabilia.

Back in 2008, a private collector paid more than half a million dollars for the necklace worn by Lennon on the cover of his 1968 album Unfinished Music No 1, recorded with Yoko Ono.

But that's nothing compared to the piano on which Lennon wrote one of his most famous hits, 'Imagine' - that went for more than $2m - to none other than George Michael.