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Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million

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Reuters

Rolling Stone voted it the number one rock'n'roll song of all time.

And now it's also got the most expensive lyrics ever to boot.

The original handwritten manuscript for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" has just sold at auction for a cool $2 million.

Richard Austin is from Sotheby's.

SOUNDBITE: Sotheby's Head Of Books And Manuscripts, Richard Austin, saying (English):

"The previous record was a $1 million hammer, held by 'A Day in the Life' Beatles manuscript, so '60s lyric manuscripts are doing very well in the current market."

Dylan's words were part of Sotheby's "A Rock and Roll History: Presley to Punk" - the auction houses first dedicated music history auction in more than a decade.

Outside of Dylan's own enthusiastic fan base, there was huge interest in an Elvis Jumpsuit from his days performing in Las Vegas - that sold for $245,000.

SOUNDBITE: Sotheby's Head Of Books And Manuscripts, Richard Austin, saying (English):

"It wa