A lock of hair of John Lennon fetched $35,000 (about Rs 24 lakh) at an auction in the US. German barber Klaus Baruck had snipped the 4-inch (10 cm) lock 50 years ago

Baruck had trimmed Lennon's hair at Hamburg, Germany in 1966, just before the rocker's starring role as Gripweed in Richard Lester's film How I Won The War—a dark comedy about a British army platoon and their misadventures in World War II.

The successful bidder was Paul Fraser, a British-based collector of Beatles memorabilia, who paid three times the expected price, reports The Guardian.

Source: b'John Lennon / Source:WYEP'

“This is the largest lock of John Lennon’s hair ever offered at auction and this world record price is a lasting testament to the world’s more than 50-year love affair and fascination with Lennon and the Beatles,” Garry Shrum, of Heritage Auctions in Dallas, told the BBC.

The biggest seller at the auction was a rare sealed copy of the band’s limited US album Yesterday and Today, which went for $125,000. Other items auctioned were, a signed head-and-shoulders portrait that sold for $2,125, a signed photograph of the Beatles that fetched $42,500, and an unused ticket for the band’s first US concert in Washington DC in 1964, which was bought for $30,000.

(Feature image sources: Lennon's album cover / Heritage Auctions)