Willie Nelson’s iconic braids sold for $37,000 at Guernsey’s auction in New York.
The braids were cut in the 1980s when Willie 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.
Waylon Jennings was given Willie 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 Waylon Jennings by members of Holly’s band years after Holly was killed in 1959.
The auction was staged by the Guernsey’s auction house at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Phoenix, Arizona.
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