Kurt Cobain's Hair Going Up For Auction

Six strands of Kurt Cobain's hair are being auctioned, along with other Nirvana items and personally owned, staged-used or signed memorabilia from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and more, as part of Iconic Auctions' "The Amazing Music Auction". Bidding opens tonight at 7pm CST.

As to the story of how Iconic Auctions came to have six strands of Cobain's hair to auction, the item description explains:

"This one-of-a-kind artifact is entirely fresh-to-market and is accompanied by an impeccable lineage of provenance including photos of Kurt posing with the woman who cut this hair, scissors in hand, and a fantastic shot of the hair actually being cut! The lucky friend who trimmed the NIRVANA front man's iconic blond locks was an early confidant, Tessa Osbourne, who cut his hair in 1989 — well prior to his 'Nevermind' breakthrough — while on the 'Bleach' tour. Tessa presented the original lock to Seattle artist Nicole DePolo as a heartfelt gift after Kurt's passing, and she provided the original bag with handwritten provenance note, '29/10/89: Tess cut Kurt's hair in Birmingham, England, 27 Holy Rd., Handsworth, Birmingham B202BU.'"

Check the auction out here. A portion of proceeds will benefit our friends at Live Nation's Crew Nation relief fund, established to help live music crew workers negatively impacted by the COVID pandemic.

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