Rolling Stones hair sent to Scottish fan and Sean Connery clothes at Diana Rigg auction

HAIR from the Rolling Stones sent to a Scottish fan, movie costumes worn by Sean Connery and an electric guitar by Eddie Van Halen are some of the weird and sought-after memorabilia from the world of film and music for sale at an auction sale. auction in London.

Bonhams’ Film, Rock & Pop sale tomorrow (Wednesday) features assets from the estate of Lady Diana Rigg, who died last September, including Ms Rigg’s school reports – in which a teacher advised her to “give up “her dream of becoming an actress – must go under the hammer, with her Tony Award nomination, photos of the actress and her passport.

Ms Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in The Avengers TV series and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, died aged 82 in September.

Her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer after being diagnosed in March.

She also played the only woman who became Ms.James Bond. She played Tracy, who married 007 to George Lazenby in the 1969 movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

One of the more unusual offers is a typed letter to a Rolling Stones fan, dated March 9, 1964, giving upcoming dates for concerts in Scotland.

It is one of a multitude of Rolling Stone memories that fall under the hammer.

The letter ends, signed in black ballpoint pen and blue ink: “Please find attached the hair you requested, thank you again for this charming, flattering and pleasant letter. ”

It was signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, along with four small pieces of card with hairstyles attached.

The auctioneers believe the letter and hair as well as the front half of the original stamped envelope will cost between £ 700 and £ 900.

Various Sean Connery artifacts are also available, including a signed costume worn for his role as Dr Robert Campbell in Medicine Man valued between £ 2,000 and £ 3,000 which was allegedly purchased by Ms Rigg at an auction in 1991 for a charity that offers vacation flights. in Florida for critically ill children.

There’s also a brown tweed jacket (below) that the Scotsman wore in the 1990 movie The Russia House, valued between £ 500 and £ 700.

Also in the massive sale is a promotional poster for The High Road, a live album recorded at the Apollo in Glasgow on December 20, 1982, during the band’s Avalon tour, which is expected to fetch between £ 300 and £ 500.

One of the more expensive lots on offer is the EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar signed and used on stage by Van Halen, which features some unique artwork and is expected to sell for between £ 25,000 and £ 30,000.

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen first presented his custom-designed EVH Art Series guitars at his band’s summer 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar as part of Charvel’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Once created, the tour’s guitars, as they were called, were then played by Eddie Van Halen on stage on the Best of Both Worlds tour later that year and featured on songs such as Why Can ‘ t This Be Love.


Diana Rigg is believed to have purchased the guitar through an online eBay auction in 2005.

Another of the most expensive items to win is a dress signed and worn by the late British singer Amy Winehouse, which is expected to cost between £ 30,000 and £ 40,000, as well as two photos of the late singer taken by Alex Lake.

The blue and pink halter neck mini dress in Hawaiian style fabric with flowers was worn by Ms. Winehouse on stage during a performance at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2011.

She wore the dress with a pink belt in the pictures and videos from the concert online as she sang hits such as Rehab, Back to Black, Valerie and You Know I’m No Good.

It was then signed by her with a blue felt-tip pen with an “x” in an area on the front of the dress.

It was reportedly acquired by Ms Rigg in 2012 through an auction which was featured on Channel 4’s Four Rooms TV show.

It was originally donated directly by the Amy Winehouse Foundation, with the proceeds of the auction going to the Hopes and Dreams charity, which grants their last wishes to terminally ill children.

The sale will also include the Chaplin tie worn by the actor during the filming of Limelight and a bronze sculpture by Buster Keaton and a Yamaha G3 acoustic grand piano, used on records by groups such as The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, The Manic Street Preachers and, most famous, on the global hits Oasis Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova.


Katherine Schofield, director of popular culture at Bonhams, said the piano has been installed at Rockfield Studios just outside Monmouth in Wales since 1990.

It has been available for use by people like The Proclaimers who have had sessions in The Coach House studio.

The 49-year-old piano is estimated to be worth between £ 20,000 and £ 30,000, while a four-piece Pearl Export series drum kit used by Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll between 1991 and 1995 is also available for one. value between £ 12,000 and £ 18,000. Mr McCarroll allegedly bought the drum kit from Johnny Roadhouse in Manchester.

He was featured on Oasis’s debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994 as well as the hit singles Supersonic and Live Forever.

Elizabeth J. Harless