A lock of David Bowie's hair sold for close to $19,000

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 11:51:38-04

David Bowie had an innovative sound, masterful technique, and apparently very, very valuable hair.  

A lock of the late singer's hair was sold at auction at the end of June for $18,750. More incredibly, it beat presale estimates by almost $15,000

The seller was a wig maker for Madame Tussauds. She cut a lock of Bowie's hair in 1983 to replicate the color for a wax statue, and when the museum was done with it, she asked to keep the hair. 

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The name of the buyer hasn't been released, but some big names were at the event. A guitar used by Prince was also up for auction, and that was purchased by the owner of the Indianapolis Colts for $137,500

So how does Bowie stack up against other music greats, at least in terms of hair? 

His hair beat a lock of Beethoven's hair, but fell far behind John Lennon's, whose sold for $48,000 in February. And apparently, no one can come close to Elvis. His record-breaking lock of hair sold for $115,000 back in 2002. 

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This video includes a clip from Madame Tussauds and images from Heritage AuctionsLibrary of Congress and Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

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