Wed June 25, 2014
Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction
Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
And today's last word in business. "Like A Rolling Stone" - the only handwritten copy of that famous Bob Dylan song about a person down on his luck, sold at auction this week to someone who clearly isn't.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
An anonymous bidder got it for $2 million. That's believed to be a record. This draft version of the song also includes rejected phrases, including dry vermouth, you'll tell the truth - also, something about Al Capone leading into the line, like a complete unknown.
GREENE: That's terrible. I'm sorry, I know it rhymes but I am pretty happy Bob left it out. That's the Business News on NPR News. I'm David Greene.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIKE A ROLLING STONE")
BOB DYLAN: (Singing) How does it feel? How does it feel? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.