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Bob Dylan lyrics sell for 422k at auction

The original lyrics to Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changing'' have been auctioned off for almost half a million dollars.
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Original Bob Dylan lyrics have sold for $422,500.

New York auction house Sotheby's had predicted the handwritten document - featuring the words but no musical notation for the legendary singer's 1964 classic 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' - would sell for around $128,000 and $193,000 before they went under the hammer at the weekend.

Hedge fund manager Adam Sender - who also owns the guitar John Lennon was playing when he met Sir Paul McCartney - beat off four other bidders to win the lot.

The lyrics were originally owned by Dylan's friend, singer-songwriter Kevin Krown.

The singer's words are not the only piece of musical memorabilia to be sold at auction recently.

Earlier this month, a collection of items - including lyrics, costumes and guitars - previously owned by late country star Johnny Cash sold for over $700,000 in Los Angeles, smashing expectations.

Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien's Auctions, who held the sale said: "Johnny Cash is a true legend and his collectability spans all continents.

"Bidders from around the world participated in the auction, proving that the Man in Black's legacy will forever live on."

Posted on 13 Dec 2010 16:15 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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