David Bowie’s unique handwritten lyrics for the pop traditional “Starman”, a part of an album that catapulted him to worldwide stardom, on Tuesday bought at public sale in Britain for £203,500. Launched as a single in 1972, the track a couple of Starman who would “like to return and meet us however he thinks he’d blow our minds” featured on the Ziggy Stardust idea album.
The handwritten lyrics bought for 5 occasions as a lot because the £40,000 estimate. The successful bidder was Olivier Varenne, director of acquisitions and alliances and collections on the Museum of Previous and New Artwork in Tasmania, on behalf of a non-public collector. “We had nearly unprecedented curiosity from world wide for this historic piece of memorabilia,” stated Paul Fairweather of Omega Auctions. “We’re more than happy with the unimaginable worth achieved and are positive the lyrics can be rightly prized and treasured by the successful bidder.”
The lyrics have been beforehand on show as a part of the V&A Museum’s David Bowie Is assortment. That they had been owned by the identical particular person for the reason that Eighties. The A4 web page options handwritten amendments and edits by Bowie, together with corrected spelling errors and additions.
The lyrics have been bought as a part of a David Bowie and glam rock sale on Tuesday. In 2019, the primary demo of Bowie singing Starman bought for 51,000 kilos after gathering mud in a loft for almost 5 many years. Bowie could be heard telling his guitarist Mick Ronson, who died in 1993, that he has not completed singing the track when he tries to finish the demo. The singer, born David Jones, died aged 69 in New York in 2016. – AFP