The sheet where David Bowie handwrote his hits ‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide ‘ and ‘ Suffragette City ‘ will be sold by an auction house on November 28.
David Bowie is one of the most remembered music performers of recent times for his peculiar voice and the synchronization of his lyrics in his innovative melodies that, to this day, are heard in various parts of the world. Now, an auction agency will put up for sale a manuscript of two of his iconic songs where Bowie himself put his first ideas for his memorable album ‘ The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars ‘ released in 1972, being the fifth of the singer’s repertoire.
These are the hits ‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide ‘ and ‘ Suffragette City ‘ which were handwritten by David Bowie on the two backs of an A4 size paper with several corrections and crossed out words that reflect the composer’s unknowns to conclude. his songs that would eventually be released on his album.
It was the auction house Omega Auctions that announced the sale of the lyrics handwritten by David Bowie in an event called ‘ Showcase ‘ on November 28, which will be broadcast live by the agency itself. “We are very proud to be able to offer Bowie’s handwritten lyrics for sale,” reads the description of the post.
Likewise, it was learned that the initial value of the manuscripts of the late British artist will be worth 100 thousand pounds sterling, equivalent to 123 thousand 750 dollars.
Collector puts David Bowie manuscripts up for sale
It is worth mentioning that David Bowie prepared the manuscript in 1972. Later, he gave the paper to a worker at the London recording studio Trident Studios so that the document could be printed on the record bag. Eight years later, the piece was acquired by a collector, who is now putting the blade up for sale through Omega Auctions .
Dan Muscatelli-Hampson, director of the auction, stressed that the manuscripts are collector’s items that any Bowie fan would like to have. “These are two true cult favorites within Bowie’s wonderful oeuvre. The liner notes at the bottom of ‘ Suffragette City ‘ are interesting because they show Bowie’s initial thought process in coming up with the final part of the song with the famous line ‘Wham bam thank you ma’am,’ he mentioned.
The lyrics of ‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide ‘ and ‘ Suffragette City ‘ belong to one of David Bowie ‘s most important albums along with the singer’s other singles such as ‘Starman’ and ‘Moonage Daydream’, which marked Bowie’s start with his interpretation of Ziggy Stardust on stage, a planetarium being who announces the end of the world.