Published Jun 27, 2016Music fans have had a hard year, coping with the loss of icons like David Bowie and Prince. Over the weekend, a couple of diehards let their enduring love be known for the musical greats by dropping a pretty penny on some treasured collectibles.
One buyer purchased a lock of David Bowie's hair for an insane $24,000 CAD. The piece of hair was originally procured by an employee of Madam Tussauds' named Wendy Farrier, who worked on the 1983 wax statue of the Thin White Duke. She kept the lock in a frame for the last three decades before giving it up to Heritage Auctions.
That price tag may seem steep, but the hair was a bargain compared to another item that just sold. Prince's "yellow cloud" guitar was also purchased over the weekend for a whopping $179,000 CAD. It was bought by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who recently grabbed headlines for dropping $2.2 million on Ringo Starr's drum kit.
For those looking for some neat memorabilia that's not quite so heftily priced, there are still a few items up for grabs here.