We were teens when Bob Dylan happened. Now he’s 78 y/o and we Boomers are somewhere between 56 and 74.
And those lyrics Bob Dylan wrote down, back then, in his own handwriting, when both he and we were young, are worth big-bucks today.
Last month the words to “Hey Jude,” handwritten by Paul McCartney,sold for $910,000, as part of an online auction of Beatles memorabilia –commemorating 50 years since the band’s split.
Right now, there’s an online auction for the handwritten lyrics for some of Dylan’s most popular songs, including “Lay Lady Lay” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
The starting bid for the handwritten lyrics to the Boomer generations ne plus ultra,1964’s “The Times They are a Changin’” is $2.2 million, topping the previous highest amount paid for the handwritten lyrics to a rock classic, which was $2 million, in 2014, for “Like a Rolling Stone.”
Here’ early Dylan singing “The Times They Are a Changin”” which is as timely today as it was back then.