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. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's 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.
I was never "a debutante who becomes a loner when she's cast from upper-class social circles," but I did sing this song as a teenager at The Earl of Old Town and Somebody Else's Troubles in Chicago... and I remembered every verse! [more...]
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Yours truly... again...