Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to his groundbreaking “The Times They Are a-Changin'” sold at auction for $422,500.
The lyrics to the song were bought by collector Adam Sender. As a bonus, Dylan’s lyrics for “North Country Blues” are the back of the document.
The $420,000+ figure was far in excess of the $200,000-300,000 that had been expected.
“The Times They Are a-Changin'”, released in 1963, was a anthem of the era, embraced by everyone from civil rights activists, a growing anti-war segment and a growing counter culture movement.
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