Lock Of Mick Jagger's mid-60's Hair Being Auctioned For Charity
A lock of Mick Jagger's hair from the 1960's is set for the auction block to benefit charity, according to ABC News. According to the Bonhams auction house website, the hair was saved by the grandmother of early-'60s Jagger girlfriend -- and the hair's current owner -- Chrissie Shrimpton, who's the kid sister of iconic "Swinging London" model Jean Shrimpton. The hair found its way into the Shrimpton family's possession, "when Mick and Chrissie were staying at her parents' farm. Apparently, on her grandmother's death, the hair passed to Chrissie's aunt and when she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects."
The hair is expected to fetch as much as $3,100 and proceeds from its sale on July 3rd will go to Changing Faces, "a U.K.-based charity that supports people with disfigurements to the face, hands or body."
Although today the Stones' long hair, early fashion sense and aesthetic has come to be considered among the highlights of the "Swinging London" era, Keith Richards told us that it took the world a while to catch on -- especially in the American South: "That was in the Carolinas -- I'm not sure if it's North or South -- but somebody drove by the motel; a little old lady, or a couple and reported topless women cavorting around (laughs) the swimming pool, which was us, of course. But they'd never seen hair like that before. They saw it from like a quarter of a mile away from the highway. So two black and whites come screeching up to the swimming pool: 'OK where are those chicks without their bras on?!' 'Oh, you mean me, officer?'"
The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
June 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
June 24 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
June 29 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
July 6, 13 - London, England - Hyde Park
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