According to Rolling Stone and the Associated Press, handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” sold for $197,000 today (12/5/13) at Sotheby’s.
It was in Bruce’s former manager, Mike Appel’s collection. Identities of seller or buyer were not revealed.
Most of the lines in this rough 1974 version, written in Long Branch, N.J., are apparently unpublished and unrecorded, but the manuscript does include “a nearly perfected chorus,” the auction house said.
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