A lock of “The King’s” hair sold for $4,000
Elvis’ hair, along with other rock and sports star memorabilia, was sold at the Music Icons and Sports Legends auction at Julien’s Auctions. In addition to a lock of “The King’s” hair, buyers could also bid on a notebook filled with handwritten lyrics from Michael Jackson and undergarments worn by pop icon Madonna during her concert touring.
Elvis’ hair fetched $4,000 at auction. It was clipped by the star’s favorite barber, Homer “Gil” Gilleland and came sealed in a vial which ought to preserve the strands for years to come.
In addition to being able to bid on Elvis’ hair, buyers were also able to purchase a motorcycle jacket worn by the singer and one of his necklaces. The motorcycle jacket fetched an impressive $41,600, while the necklace brought in $31,250.
Elvis’ hair proved to be one of the more affordable items auctioned off. The notebook containing handwritten Michael Jackson lyrics, including those to the immensely popular song Billie Jean, sold for $40,625. Jackson’s 1984 Video Music Award was purchased for a staggering $50,000, meanwhile, a pair of black loafers autographed by the singer fetched $18,750.
Madonna’s lingerie also brought in staggering figures. One pair, which she wore during her Blonde Ambition tour, sold for $34,375. Another piece of the star’s underwear sold for $13,750.
Deceased musicians such as Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse also had items available for sale at the auction.
A pair of Michael Jordan’s shoes, reportedly worn during his playing days, sold for $10,000 in the auction.