Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ sells for more than $2 million

BY Ariel Min  June 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM EST
Bob Dylan, Paris, France 1966. Photo from the Barry Feinstein Collection

Bob Dylan, Paris, France 1966. Photo from the Barry Feinstein Collection

The handwritten manuscript for Bob Dylan’s 1965 classic “Like a Rolling Stone” sold Tuesday for more than $2 million at Sotheby’s rock and roll auction.

According to Sotheby’s, the pages contain Dylan’s lyrics, revisions, notes and doodles of the legendary tune. It is by far the most expensive rock music sold at auction, beating John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “A Day in the Life,” which was sold for $1.2 million in 2010.

Sotheby’s rock and roll auction is known for its collection of memorabilia from musicians like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.

Rolling Stone magazine named the song one of the 500 greatest songs of all time in 2011.