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Mick Jagger's hair fetches £4,000

Mick Jagger
Image caption Jagger will celebrate his 70th birthday this month

A lock of Mick Jagger's hair has been sold at auction for £4,000, double the price it was expected to fetch.

The hair, in an envelope with the message 'Mick Jagger's hair after being washed and trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm', was sold by Jagger's former girlfriend, Chrissie Shrimpton.

It was offered for sale to raise money for the Changing Faces charity.

Shrimpton met Jagger when he was a student at the London School of Economics.

Jagger, who is due to turn 70 this month, will play with his band in Hyde Park on Saturday as part of the British Summer Time festival.

The gig comes almost 44 years to the day since the Rolling Stones played a famous free concert in the central London park.

The performance was only two days after the death of the band's founder member Brian Jones, and marked the live debut of his replacement, guitarist Mick Taylor.

Other items offered at the auction at Bonhams on Wednesday included a guitar owned by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, which sold for £26,250, and a set of handwritten lyrics by David Bowie for his song, The Jean Genie, which fetched £18,750.

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