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News |  22 Feb 2016 17:56 |  By RnMTeam

Bizarre! Musicians' memorabilia goes under the hammer

MUMBAI: Reports of John Lennon's lock of hair bought for £25,000 may not have come as a surprise to many; partly for the reason that the 'good-sized lock of hair with quite a lot of strands' belonged to one of the 20th century's greatest songwriters, and partly for the fact that- as history would tell- obsessed fans can travel any lengths, and spend any amount to possess any 'stuff' once possessed by their icons. Unlike several other aspects, 'obsessed fans' is a universal thing and every genre has encountered several such bizarre incidents.

1. John Lennon - Lock of hair - $35,000

Starting from the latest bizarre incident, hair saved by a German barber following The Beatles' member's haircut in 1966 has fetched £25,000 ($35,000) by the British-based Paul Fraser. Earlier, bids were invited for Lennon's toilet from Tittenhurst Park, his Berkshire home between 1969 and 1972. The toilet is estimated to fetch £750 to £1,000. John Lennon's tooth bought for $23,000 by Michael Zuk with an intention of cloning Lennon before 2040. To conclude, Parker could be a dreamer, but he is not the only one.

2. Justin Timberlake - Half-finished French toast - $3,154

During his N-Sync days, Justin Timberlake finished an early-morning interview at New York radio station Z-100. The enterprising morning DJ found the half-finished French toast the singer/actor had left behind and auctioned off the breakfast remains on eBay and wound up selling it for $3,154. The fan freeze-dried it, sealed it, then put it on her dresser.

3. Bryan Adams - Dirty socks - £600

What would you do if you owned a Limousine company and the era's most sensational rockstar left his dirty socks in one of your beasts rented for a concert? Of course, auction it. The socks were bought for £600 four years after Adams gave his greatest hit 'Summer of 69'.

4. Britney Spears - Farts - $2,700

Yes, you read it right. Farts! When you are a pop diva, and ruling the charts, anything you touch can turn into gold. Britney Spears's fart bottled in a Tupperware box collected $2,700. The bid began in three digits, however, the highest bidder had the last laugh with an unbeatable figure. That's 'Toxic'.

5.  William Shatner - Kidney Stone - $25,000

Farts aren't the only human 'wastes' that managed to find immense value in the market. Singer-actor William Shatner's fans, once again, proved their obsession for the Star Trek legend with his kidney stone eventually finding a suitor for a price of $25,000. Talk about guts!

6. Lady Gaga - Fake Nails - $12,000

Although we have made peace with bizarre obsessions and display of passion for musicians' personal-yet-authentic possessions, the love for 'fake' products seems a bit too much? Definitely not, according to Lady Gaga fans. Gaga is an eccentric dresser and her customised outfits always provide the paparazzi something to click about. Fake nails worn by the singer for 'one' of her concerts were auctioned for a charity and the product fetched $12,000. Money for singer? Check. Money for charity? Check. Eternal satisfaction for the fan? Check. 'Nailed' it.

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