AMSTERDAM, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Catawiki, a premier auction site for special objects, today announced that strands of hair belonging to the Beatles sold for more than $10,000. The hair, which yielded four times its estimated value, attracted the attention of online bidders from all over the world.
Strands of hair from all four bandmates were cut on March 25, 1964, during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night. The locks were swept up by John O’Gorman, head of the movie studio’s makeup department, which he later gave to his friends as a wedding anniversary present.
“Nowadays, collecting the hair of famous people is a booming industry,” said Denny Hoekstra, Beatles expert at Catawiki. “In general, the hair of celebrities will only become more valuable over time, which makes these locks of hair a good investment.”