07/05/2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
Call it locks – of rock – love.
One of Mick Jagger
's earliest serious girlfriends, who dated him when he was a London student, saved a clump of the rock icon's hair. And now she's giving it away in the nicest way: an auction to help disfigured people, where the clippings brought in $6,000, Rolling Stone
Chrissie Shrimpton, sister of the famed '60s-era model Jean Shrimpton, dated Jagger, now 69, in the early '60s, when he was attending the London School of Economics – and long before he became a global rock star
She was 17 when their romance started and reportedly met him at a blues club as a teen.
Although their romance fizzled, she saved an envelope of his brunette locks and decided now was the time to pass them on to the charity Changing Faces
Shrimpton had kept the hair all these years in an envelope that read: "Mick Jagger's hair after being washed and trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm."
Bonhams, the auction house, conducted the bidding. The Stones are completing their "50 & Counting" tour this summer.