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A handwritten draft of musical legend Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” sold at an auction for $2.045 million on June 24.
Although the new owner of this piece of music history remains unidentified, they have set the record for largest amount spent on a popular artist’s musical manuscript. The previous record was, according to the Los Angeles Times, $1.2 million that someone paid for a manuscript of “A Day in the Life” by John Lennon in 2010.
Dylan’s manuscript was sold at an auction put on by Sotheby’s that was specifically music related, called A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk. The auction contained 146 items, ranging from posters signed by The Rolling Stones to a signed bail bond of Jim Morrison’s.
The manuscript of “Like a Rolling Stone” was auction item number 146, according to Sotheby’s Auction Results and Details.
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