Early Unrecorded Bob Dylan Lyrics Fail to Sell at NYC Auction
Bidders at a Christie’s Auctions in New York City missed out on a piece of music history yesterday (Dec. 4), when a pair of typed Bob Dylan lyrics with handwritten notes failed to sell.
The unrecorded lyrics included 1962’s ‘Talkin Folklore Center,’ which Dylan gave to Izzy Young, the founder of the iconic Folklore Center in Greenwich Village.
The second set of lyrics, ‘Go Away You Bomb,’ was also written for Young, who was producing a book of anti-nuclear songs -- but it was, unfortunately, never published.
‘Talkin Folklore Center’ was expected to go for an estimated $40,000 to $60,000, while ‘Go Away You Bomb’ was thought to receive a bid of $30,000 to $50,000. Now, the consignor will have the task of deciding what to do with the Dylan lyrics.
If they need any help deciding, we'd be glad to take them off their hands.