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How does it feel? To sell your song lyrics for $2 million?
Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone"—scrawled on hotel stationery and filled with revisions and artistic doodles—are coming up for auction. Sotheby's is selling the lyrics as part of its sale Tuesday, "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk." The lyrics from the 1965 song, which the auction house's Richard Austin said influenced everyone from The Beatles to Bono, are the top lot and could fetch between $1 million and $2 million. Also on the block: the peacock jumpsuit that Elvis Presley wore in his Las Vegas performances (sweat stain included), and Jimi Hendrix's famous $1 contract, which gave performing rights to PPX Enterprises for only a dollar and cost the performer a fortune in his career. It could fetch between $100,000 and $200,000.
- Robert Frank, CNBC