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Lock of David Bowie's hair expected to fetch thousands at auction

LOS ANGELES -- An auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie's hair to fetch more than $4,000 this weekend.

Heritage Auctions says Bowie's hair will go on the block Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, California.

Heritage says the lock comes from a former employee at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. She snipped some of Bowie's hair in the 1980s to create a wig for a wax figure of the singer. Heritage says she kept it as a souvenir.

In January, the music icon, whose illustrious career lasted five decades with hits like "Fame," ''Heroes" and "Let's Dance," died at the age of 69 after a battle with liver cancer.

Bowie, who was born David Jones, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s.

He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his looks and sounds.

The stuttering rock sound of "Changes" gave way to the disco soul of "Young Americans," to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced "Heroes."

He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the stylist "Let's Dance," and a massive American tour.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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