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Bob Dylan lyrics to headline New York music auction

Published on Jun 21, 2014 7:16 AM
Singer Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music+ Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Jan 12, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Handwritten song lyrics from legendary singer Bob Dylan go under the hammer in New York on Tuesday, the most treasured possessions in a collection of rock memorabilia valued at US$3-5 million (S$3.8-6.3 million)

Auction house Sotheby's says other highlights include a peacock jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley worth US$200,000 to US$300,000 and a John Lennon piano also played by Lou Reed.

Richard Austin, head of Tuesday's two-part sale at Sotheby's, said the auction celebrates various rock performers who have gripped the world for the past 60 years.

Dylan's original handwritten lyrics for the 1965 epic Like A Rolling Stone, which transformed him from a folk musician into a rock icon, headline the auction, and are estimated to fetch between US$1 million and US$2 million.

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