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David Bowie corrected lyric sheet set to top $100,000 at auction

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David Bowie corrected lyric sheet set to top $100,000 at auction

The latest piece of celebrity memorabilia being made available is a handwritten lyric sheet penned by David Bowie, with estimates that the souvenir could reach up to £100,000 ($126,000) when it is sold at auction.

The BBC reports that the songsheet includes lyrics for the tracks Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide and Suffragette City, two songs that featured on Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The sheet includes Bowie’s corrections, drafts and notes, and is reported to have been given to the original owner by Bowie. It was previously part of the exhibition dedicated to the musician that was launched at London’s V&A Museum and toured the world between 2013 and 2018.

A similar sheet for the star’s song Starman previously sold at the same auction house for £165,000. This latest songsheet will go on sale on Tuesday at Omega Auctions.

The auction sale includes a lyric book once owned by OasisNoel Gallagher, and also a lyric sheet created by The DoorsJim Morrison.

The hunger for celebrity souvenirs has seen prices rise at auction houses. The leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson to film a Pepsi ad nearly 40 years ago recently sold at a London auction for £250,000 ($306,000). Jackson wore the jacket to film a Pepsi ad in 1984, hot off the heels of his record-breaking success with the Thriller album. The Pepsi ads became notorious for an incident in which Jackson’s hair caught fire while filming, leaving him with serious burns.

The jacket was one of more than 20 items, including a jacket originally worn by George Michael and a hairpiece belonging to Amy Winehouse, plus items connected to Bowie, Oasis and The Beatles, that were sold at auction.

Source: Deadline

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