News

Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Stone’ lyrics go up for auction

Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Stone’ lyrics go up for auction

BOB DYLAN:Dylan wrote his career-changing song in pencil on small sheets of hotel stationery in 1965, and the manuscript features corrections and revisions as well as doodles in the margin and notes about the singer/songwriter's life. Photo: Associated Press

Handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan’s classic hit “Like a Rolling Stone” are to be sold at auction in New York in June.

Dylan wrote his career-changing song in pencil on small sheets of hotel stationery in 1965, and the manuscript features corrections and revisions as well as doodles in the margin and notes about the singer/songwriter’s life.

The lyrics are being sold by a Californian friend and business associate of the singer, who bought it from him three years ago. Accompanying the manuscript is a letter from Dylan’s lawyer verifying its authenticity.

Experts at Sotheby’s have described the manuscript as “the most significant piece of rock material to appear at auction,” and expect bids to reach $1.6 million.

The auction will take place in New York on June 24.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

school-security_generic

Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

in Local

Prisons and Power

jail

A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

in Election 2014, Local

Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

GAS PUMP

Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

in Local

Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

isp crash

Cause of crash under investigation

in Local

Workers Mark Labor Day with Annual Parade

labor day parade

Hundreds line downtown parade route Monday