Bizarre. Bob Dylan's original lyrics for his 1965 "Like A Rolling Stone," written in pencil on four doodled, crossed-out sheets of hotel stationary, will be auctioned off next month as part of Sotheby's "History of Rock and Roll" sale. What's being dubbed "the most significant popular music manuscript ever to appear at auction," offered by an anonymous collector from California who's had it for years, is expected to bring up to $2 million. Last year, almost 50 years after the iconic fact, Dylan released a seriously trippy music video to go with it. Maybe, at this point, got no secrets to conceal.
Dylan once described the original draft: “It was ten pages long. It wasn’t called anything, just a rhythm thing on paper all about my steady hatred directed at some point that was honest. In the end it wasn’t hatred, it was telling someone something they didn’t know, telling them they were lucky.”