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Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Lyrics Sell for $2.05M, Tops Lennon Record

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"Like a complete unknown..." Bob Dylan's original lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" sold at auction for $2.05 million, breaking a record for a popular music manuscript. But nobody knows who the seller is. Sotheby's auction house said only that it was a fan from California "who met his hero in a non-rock context and bought directly from Dylan." He was not identified, nor was the buyer. The pre-sale estimate for Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to the 1965 hit aong was between $1 million and $2 million. The sale price on Tuesday bested John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for "A Day in the Life," the final track on the Beatles' classic 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which sold for $1.2 million in 2010.

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