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Handwritten Bob Dylan Lyrics Sells at Auction for Millions

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The handwritten lyrics for Like a Rolling Stone were auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York yesterday and they sold for millions. 


They were four sheets of ordinary paper from The Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, DC, until Bob Dylan laid his hands on them. Then they became four extraordinary sheets of paper. Those four pieces of paper contained scribbles, doodles and the words to one of my favorite songs in the world: Like a Rolling Stone and they went up for auction yesterday at Sotheby’s in New York.

Experts believed that the lyrics could go for $1 million dollars.

The lyrics went for just over $2 million dollars.

That price now sets a record for such and auction. It breaks an old record set by the sale of the handwritten lyrics by John Lennon for A Day in the Life. Those went for $1.2 million dollars in 2010.

Some other items up for bid yesterday were a piano from John Lennon and a contract signed by Jimi Hendrix in 1965 that failed to garner any bids. Blind Faith’s cover album photo was sold for just over $17 thousand dollars, and a Holy Bible used by Elvis Presley sold for $25 thousand dollars and a jump suit worn by Elvis and still stained with his sweat (EW!) sold for $245 thousand dollars.

If you were rich, what would you buy?

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