NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” is going to auction in New York this summer.
Sotheby’s is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand for an estimated $1 million to $2 million. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel stationery. It contains revisions, additions, notes and doodles.
Scrawls seem to reflect the musician’s experimentation with rhymes.
Dylan was only 24 when he recorded the song in 1965.
Sotheby’s described the seller as a longtime fan from California who “bought directly from Dylan.” He was not identified.
The auction house says it is “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem.”
The auction is June 24.
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