David Bowie-penned Lyrics Going Up For Auction

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June 17, 2013 | 5:55pm EST

Handwritten lyrics to David Bowie tune The Jean Genie are expected to fetch up to $23,250 when they go under the hammer in London this summer.
The 1972 scrawl, which is signed and dated by Bowie, is among the highlight lots at the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia event on 3 July.
The auction will also feature a number of other Bowie goods – a red Vox 12-string electric guitar the singer used while promoting his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars is estimated to fetch at least $15,500 , while a $18.60 contract he and his former guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson signed to perform at London’s Ealing College of Communication in 1969 is valued at a minimum of $1,860 .
Other items going under the hammer at the auction include an acoustic guitar once owned by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, and a lock of Sir Mick Jagger’s hair, which was saved by a relative of his former girlfriend, Jean Shrimpton, during the 1960s.
Proceeds from the sale are set to be donated to the Changing Faces charity, which provides financial support to those with physical disfigurements.

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