Bob's With God On Our Side handwritten lyrics and more sold this week
Bob Dylan‘s handwritten lyrics for his 1964 The Times They Are A-Changin’ album track “With God On Our Side” has sold for £15, 090 ($25, 000) at a Christies auction in New York this week (June 23).
The pop and rock memorabilia collection of more than 300 special items raised over £392,200 ($650,000); with top sellers on the day including a unique Sgt Pepper-era Beatles fan club poster, signed by all four members which fetched around £31, 720 ($52, 500) and a couple of notebooks with lyric ideas written in them by late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott which went for £ 21,500 ($35,000).
One of the other big sellers was a Sears bass guitar which was owned by deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain which raised £26, 415 ($43, 750). The bass was used by the band’s frontman to record Nirvana’s early demos.
Christies head of popular culture, Simeon Lipman has commented that “Even in an unstable economy, you’ll see peaks for certain prices.”
As for Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for “Little Buddy”, copied from Hank Snow while at summer camp and signed Bobby Zimmerman, previously reported here – the hand-scrawled piece of paper sold for $12, 500.
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