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Braids sell for $37,000 at weekend auction

 

Most Expensive Braids in the world
In this undated image released by Guernsey’s Auction House a pair of Willie Nelson’s braided hair is displayed.- AP

7 October 2014 Nashville, Arizona USA – This world is amazing, some people don’t even have enough money to buy their dinner but someone rich have money to buy braids for thousands of dollar, similarly people buy unwanted and unnecessary goods for the amount that is far expensive than the actual cost of the goods they are buying. In many occasion, those auctions are made for a cause related to poor people, to educate children or something similar to this which are never solved the problem of those in need.

According to the News Reports, Some of the most distinctive hair in American music, Willie Nelson’s trademark braids, sold for $37,000 on Sunday, auction organizers said on Monday.

The braids were cut in the 1980s when Nelson’s hair was still red and were the most talked-about item in the Arizona auction of items owned by the late Waylon Jennings, Nelson’s cohort in the “outlaw country” music movement of the 1970s.

Jennings was given Nelson’s braids at a 1983 party thrown by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in Jennings’ honor to celebrate his sobriety. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed.

Also sold was Buddy Holly’s Ariel Cyclone motorcycle, for $450,000. The motorcycle, bought by the rock ‘n roll great in 1958, was given to Jennings by members of Holly’s band years after Holly was killed in 1959.

“It represented to him great love for a friend and possibly part of his healing,” said Jennings’ widow, Jessi Colter, last month when announcing auction details.

Jennings had been playing bass for Holly’s band and was going to ride with him on the plane instead of taking the tour bus on Feb. 3, 1959. But he gave his seat up to J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, who had been ill.

The plane crashed, killing Holly, Richardson and Ritchie Valens and Roger Peterson, the pilot.

Jennings, died in 2002 at age 64 of complications of diabetes. His hit songs included “Ladies Love Outlaws,” “Are You Ready for the Country,” “Bob Wills Is Still the King,” “Luckenbach, Texas” and duets with Nelson “Good Hearten Woman” and “Mamma’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

The auction was staged by the New York-based Guernsey’s auction house at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jennings was given Nelson’s braids at a 1983 party thrown by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in Jennings’ honor to celebrate his sobriety. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed.

Source: Reuters

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