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Bob Dylan Rolling Stone Draft Goes For A Song

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 6:06 PM GMT

The draft of Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone, one of the most popular songs of all time, has sold for $2m at auction.

Sotheby's in New York said it was a record amount for a pop manuscript.

The draft is written in pencil in Dylan's own hand on four sheets of letterhead stationery from a Washington DC hotel.

It includes revisions, additions, notes and doodles of a hat, a bird and an animal with antlers.

The auction house said the seller was a fan from California who had bought the draft directly from Dylan.

The singer was 24 years old when he recorded the rock anthem - about an outcast debutante - in 1965.

The sale price topples the previous record for a pop manuscript - in 2010, John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for A Day in the Life, the final track on the Beatles' classic 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, sold for $1.2m.

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