A scrap of paper on which singer Jim Morrison scribbled lyrics to ”The Doors” track ”LA Woman” has sold for USD 19,500.
The note, which also included doodles and sketches drawn by the late singer, went under the hammer at a rock memorabilia auction in Reading, England on Tuesday, Contactmusic reported.
Other items in the sale at Cameo auction house included an abstract painting by late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, which made USD 12,600, a green jacket belonging to the late rocker (USD 4,950) and a red fabric hairband which he once wore onstageA yellowing scrap of paper with Jim Morrison’s handwritten lyrics for LA Woman scrawled on it has sold for £13,000 at an auction.
The Doors singer penned the words – signed J-M/Doors – on the A4 sized sheet before recording the 1971 LA Woman album, which was released three months before he died in Paris, aged 27.
The lyric sheet, which was last exhibited at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe, went under the hammer at a pop music memorabilia auction near Reading, Berks, yesterday.
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An abstract painting by Jimi Hendrix went for £8,400 and a green velvet jacket he bought in Carnaby Street raised £3,300. A red fabric headband he wore on stage was sold for £800.
A Beatles fan paid £2,100 for a black and white poster of the band that was given away in a newspaper in 1967 and signed by John Lennon.
Psychedelic prints of John, Paul, George and Ringo sold as one lot for £560.
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information.The lyrics of legendary rocker Jim Morrison, singer of 1960s rock band The Doors, have sold for £13,000 in a Berkshire, UK, auction.
Handwritten in pen, the lyrics were written for the song LA Woman, the title track from the band’s sixth and final 1971 studio album (which also happened to feature Elvis Presley’s bassist, Jerry Scheff).
Beginning “Well I just got into town about an hour ago…” Morrison’s lyrics are accompanied by Biro doodles to the left hand side.
In the top left-hand corner of the A4 sheet is the singer’s autograph, which reads “J – M /Doors – Morrison”, next to the song title.
Later that same year, in July, Morrison would be found dead in a Paris bathtub. Today, the cause of his death remains uncertain – yet his rock ‘n’ roll legacy still burns as brightly as ever.’Well I just go into town an hour ago…’: Morrison’s £13,000 lyrics
The authenticity of this fascinating piece of music history was verified by its provenance, having been formally exhibited in the famous Hard Rock Cafe, New York.
Meanwhile, The Doors, whose famous hits include Break on Through (To the Other Side) and Light My Fire, have been enjoyed a renaissance of sorts.
Earlier this year saw the release of a documentary, entitled When You’re Strange, charting the band’s career with narration by longtime fan Johnny Depp.
Meanwhile, collectors on the lookout for autographs and lyrics penned by rock’s greatest legends can also find Paul McCartney’s signed lyrics to Lady Madonna and sheet music by Bob Dylan for sale on the market.
They are currently available to collectors alongside other signed photographs and memorabilia from Led Zeppelin, The Who and John Lennon – on which you can find more information here.