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Elvis' Hair Sells For $15K

According to the Associated Press:

"A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the Army in 1958 has sold for $15,000 at a Chicago auction house."

I've already written about own my rock 'n' roll memorabilia wish list — and so have many of you, at least in the comments section. From the Cadillac in The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" video to David Byrne's too-big suit in the Stop Making Sense film, each of us has keepsakes we'd covet.

I want to revisit this idea for a moment. I mean, hair? What does one do with Elvis' hair? Are there body parts of musicians that you would consider buying at an auction? Gene Simmons' tongue, for instance; in other words, at one point does fandom move from cool to just plain creepy?