A draft of Bob Dylan‘s song “Like A Rolling Stone” has broken the record for the most expensive lyric manuscript ever sold.
The working draft of the song, written in Bob Dylan’s own handwriting, was sold by Sotheby’s for $2.045 million (£1.204 million) to a private, unidentified buyer who is reported to be a longtime California fan of the folk singer. The auction house said that it was “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem.” The draft was written on paper from the Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, D.C. and features doodles of a hat, a bird and an animal with antlers, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
The previous holder of the title of the most expensive lyric sheet was John Lennon’s handwritten “A Day In The Life” draft, which sold for $1.2 million (£706,980) in 2010.
“Like A Rolling Stone” features on Dylan’s 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited.