‘Like a Rolling Stone’ could bring $2M at auction
NEW YORK (AP) – One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction.
Sotheby’s is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand on Tuesday.
The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers. The stationery comes from the Roger Smith hotel in Washington, D.C.
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.”