Rolling Stones frontman's curls snapped up by mystery bidder

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A lock of Mick Jagger‘s hair that was cut off 49 years ago has sold at auction for £4,000.

The item was expected to fetch between £1,500 and £2,000 but doubled the estimate when it went under the hammer at Bonhams, London.

A mystery UK bidder snapped up Mick’s signature shaggy brown trendril after a bidding war.

The unusual lot was donated by his ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who he dated for three years in the 1960s.

It was secretly kept by Chrissie’s grandmother after Chrissie gave Mick a haircut at her house before the Rolling Stones were that well known.

After her death it was passed to an aunt and then to a cousin before being returned to Chrissie, 67, who auctioned it off for the charity Changing Faces.

Many speculated that Mick, 69, would try to purchase his own locks over fears it could be used as a DNA sample in potential paternity suits, something the dad-of-seven has faced on several occasions in the past.

But the buyer of the item remains unknown.

It comes after a piece of fellow Rolling Stone Keith Richards‘ hair reportedly sold for £900 at an auction last month.

Meanwhile the band show no sign of slowing down and put in a well-received performance at Glastonbury over the weekend.

Anna Francis