“A Hard Rain”’s A-Gonna Sell

On Film / Short Takes — Aug 26, 2015
Bob Dylan typing

Here’s an item of interest to everybody who feels Bob Dylan’s words are pure gold. Like last year, when Dylan’s original handwritten lyrics for “Like a Rolling Stone” were sold for over two million dollars at Sotheby’s, an original typewritten draft of the lyrics for his 1962 folk anthem “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” will go up for auction in September and is also expected to fetch a high price. You can hear “Rolling Stone” and other classic, potentially pricey songs like “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues” in D. A. Pennebaker’s legendary Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, which we’re releasing in November.