Unrecorded Bob Dylan lyrics auctioned for $60k

Bob Dylan
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LYRICS by Bob Dylan are being auctioned off for $60,000.   

The words of the two unrecorded songs, which were penned by the 73-year-old musician during his early career, will go under the hammer at Christie's auction house on Thursday (04.12.14) and are expected to achieve between $30,000 and $60,000.  

The lyrics to his 1962 track 'Go Away You Bomb - which he originally gifted to Izzy Young, the founder of the Folklore Centre in Greenwich Village, New York - were penned for Young's unpublished book of anti-nuclear records and is expected to bring in between $30,000 and $50,000.  

The 'Hurricane' singer - whose first iconic New York gig was produced by Young - also presented him with the lyrics to 'Talkin' after he requested Bob write a song dedicated to the Folklore Centre, with the words tipped to make between $40,000 and $60,000.  

Meanwhile, the legendary singer took to the stage at Philadelphia's Academy of Music with his touring band last month to play a gig for just one person.  

The star sang Buddy Holly's 'Heartbeat', Fats Domino's 'Blueberry Hill', 'It's Too Late (She's Gone)' by Chuck Willis and an unidentified blues jam for 41-year-old Fredrik Wikingsson, who sat alone in the second row.  

The fan said: "I was smiling so much it was like I was on ecstasy. My jaw hurt for hours afterwards because I couldn't stop smiling."  

The special show was part of a Swedish film series, 'Experiment Ensam' ('Experiment Alone'), where people experience things alone which are usually undertaken by large crowds, such as karaoke bars or comedy clubs and Dylan was paid an undisclosed sum for taking part.

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