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Lock Of Mick Jagger's Hair Sells For $6,000 At Auction

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - An anonymous buyer snapped up a lock of Mick Jagger's hair for 4,000 pounds ($6,000) after bidders pushed the price to double its pre-sale estimate, auction house Bonhams said.

The clump of hair was sold by the Rolling Stone's former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who is also the sister of 1960s English model Jean Shrimpton and first met Jagger when he was still an unknown student at the London School of Economics.

The hair, which comes in an envelope bearing the message "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm", was sold on Wednesday to raise money for the Changing Faces charity, which works with people who have suffered facial disfigurements.

A set of handwritten lyrics by British singer David Bowie for his song "The Jean Genie" sold for 18,750 pounds at the auction where a guitar owned by rock group Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page also sold for 26,250 pounds alongside other music, film and entertainment memorabilia.

Jagger, who is due to turn 70 this month, was in fine form on Saturday as the Rolling Stones made their debut at Glastonbury music festival. The band is due to play again this weekend in Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival.

($1 = 0.6638 British pounds) (Reporting by Amritha John, editing by Paul Casciato)

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