Bob Dylan’s 1962 autographed manuscript featuring the handwritten lyrics to “Blowing In The Wind” sold on (December 10) for a whopping $324,000 at Sotheby’s “A Rock & Roll Anthology: From Folk to Fury” auction, raising $847,318. The auction featured lots including one-of-a-kind memorabilia the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dylan, the Who, David Bowie, and others.
Bob Dylan was one of Jackson Browne’s primary childhood influences, with his early folk era having a major effect on his life and art: “When I first heard Bob Dylan, I was walking through my living room and I was probably about 12. And there was this goofy guy sitting there on the edge of a stage singing. . . and a couple of years later I really got into him. But I was looking at him, it was this afternoon TV program that my dad. . . and I stood there and said, ‘Wow, what’s that?’ And he said, ‘That is the real deal. That right there — I knew guys in the army that sounded just like that. Whoever he is, that’s like really genuine. All kinds of people in this country sing just like he’s singing right now.'”
Vintage Vinyl News listed some of the big sellers from the auction:
A black, wool jacket worn by John Lennon in the movie Help! – $50,000.
An original manuscript with the first few lines of “Layla” signed by Eric Clapton – $50,000.
A “God Save The Queen” painted tarp used for the promotion of the Sex Pistols’ album – $50,000.
Wire rim glasses worn by John Lennon – $43,750.
An original working manuscript by Pete Townshend for the Who’s “We’re Not Going to Take It” – $37,500.
A stage suit worn by David Bowie during his “Glass Spiders” Tour – $32,500.
An original hand painted vinyl awning that was on the entrance of CBGB’s – $30,000.
A John Lennon folio of 14 lithographs, “Bag One” – $22,500.
An RCA TV from Elvis Presley’s Graceland that was shot with a gun with an Elvis signed note – $20,000.
Four silkscreen prints on Japanese paper signed by David Bowie – $16,250.
Autographs by all four Beatles from Shea Stadium, from August 15th, 1965 – $15,000.
Autographs by all four Beatles on a Reveille magazine poster – $11,250.
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