Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to “Like A Rolling Stone” to be auctioned

The handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan's song "Like A Rolling Stone" are to to be sold at auction in New York in June. BBC News cite a representative of Sotheby's, who describes the manuscript as "the most significant piece of rock material to appear at auction." Sotheby’s is planning to offer six pages of working manuscripts of “Like A Rolling Stone” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” as part of its 'History of Rock and Roll From Presley to Punk' auction on June 24.

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The handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan‘s song “Like A Rolling Stone” are to to be sold at auction in New York in June.

BBC News cite a representative of Sotheby’s, who describes the manuscript as “the most significant piece of rock material to appear at auction.”

Sotheby’s is planning to offer six pages of working manuscripts of “Like A Rolling Stone” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” as part of its ‘History of Rock and Roll From Presley to Punk’ auction on June 24.

Dylan wrote “Like A Rolling Stone” in pencil on four small sheets of hotel stationery in 1965. The manuscript features corrections, revisions and additions, as well as notes relating to the Dylan’s life at the time.

The handwritten lyrics also reveal Dylan experimented with alternative rhyming schemes for the “How does it feel …” chorus.

Alongside, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the lyrics to “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”, which are written on pages ripped from a spiral notebook, and is in virtually completed form.

Sotheby’s say bids could reach £1m.


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