Published Jan 03, 2014Back in the summer, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach went through a messy divorce with his ex, Stephanie Gonis, and the singer-guitarist made headlines when he lost an item described in court documents as "Bob Dylan hair" in the settlement. It turns out, however, that this item may have been a little less interesting than we initially thought.
Naturally, everyone assumed that "Bob Dylan hair" referred to an actual lock of the folk icon's hair, but Auerbach told TMZ that the item is actually an iconic psychedelic poster that depicts Dylan as a black silhouette with colourfully curly hair (see above).
The poster was designed by Milton Glaser in 1966. A story from Smithsonian Magazine notes that it was distributed with copies of Dylan's 1967 compilation Greatest Hits, and six million were circulated in total. Original copies are apparently quite valuable.
The vocalist added to TMZ that if he ever wanted a piece of Dylan's hair, he knows one of Dylan's three sons and could probably get some for free.
It's possible that Auerbach is just joking around with the interviewer, but he seems sincere enough. Watch the video below.
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