Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft sells for $2 million

Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft sells for $2 million

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: The most popular manuscript ever to apper at auction, Bob Dylan's original hand written lyrics for the 1965 epic "Like A Rolling Stones", shown at the press preview "A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk" at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," has been sold at auction for more than $2 million.
 
Sotheby's offered the working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand for auction Tuesday. It says the selling price is a world record for a popular music manuscript. It includes a buyer's premium.
 
The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles.
 
Dylan was only 24 when he recorded the song in 1965.
 
The song is about a debutante who becomes a loner when she's cast from upper-class social circles.
 
The auction house says it is "the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem."

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