Elvis’s Hair Strand Up For Auction

Posted: November 8, 2009 in Memphis

Homer Gill Gilleland toured with Elvis for more than 20 years. He dyed the singer’s hair black and then cut it, saving strands in a towel. After Elvis’s death in 1977, Mr Gilleland is said to have started selling strands of the hair in a souvenir shop on the street opposite Presley’s home “Graceland.”

A strand of hair from the late Elvis Presley, saved by his personal barber, is to be auctioned in Devizes, Wiltshire, on November 14. The strand currently up for auction was given to Thomas B Morgan Jnr in 2002 by the barber. Mr Morgan worked in the Sheriff’s Office of Shelby County and knew Elvis. The strand, which measures 12 inches by 22 inches, comes with its own certificate of authenticity and is expected to raise between £150 and £250.

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