Dylan manuscript for 'Like a Rolling Stone' expected to smash auction record

Thursday 01 May 2014 16.30
Bob Dylan in 1966, a year after Like a Rolling Stone was released
Bob Dylan in 1966, a year after Like a Rolling Stone was released

Bob Dylan's handwritten working manuscript for the lyrics of 'Like a Rolling Stone' will be auctioned in June by Sotheby's, the New York Times reported this morning.

The lyrics are part of a sheaf of six pages of memorabilia from Dylan that also include the manuscript of 'A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall'.

The 'History of Rock and Roll From Presley to Punk' auction will be held on 24 June.

Sotheby's expects 'Like a Rolling Stone' to fetch as much as $2m (€1.4m), double the current record price for a rock manuscript at Sotheby's, a title held by John Lennon's A Day in the Life, which it sold in 2010.

Like a Rolling Stone, released in July 1965, is considered one of the most influential songs in music history, marking Dylan's transition from acoustic folk music to rock.

'Hard Rain' is expected to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000.

The auction house said the owner of the Dylan manuscript, who lives in California, wishes to remain anonymous, the Times reported.

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