London Auctions. Bob Dylan’s Never-Before-Seen Draft for A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. Revisions and Alternative Ending to Revolutionary Song Revealed for the First Time. Estimated £150,000-200,00.
In 1962, in a small room above the legendary Gaslight Folk Club in Greenwich Village, New York, the 21-year-old Bob Dylan, hunched at a typewriter, wrote what is widely considered one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. 53 years later, the original type-written manuscript for the revolutionary, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, has emerged for sale at Sotheby’s in London, where it is estimated to sell for £150,000-200,000.
Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest protest song by the greatest protest songwriter of his time”, the song marks a key artistic breakthrough by the most influential songwriter alive today. The scratchings-out and revisions offer fresh insight into the creative process behind one of the world’s most loved songs. The lyrics will be auctioned as part Sotheby’s “Rock & Pop” sale in London on the 29th September 2015.