David Bowie: A rare set of handwritten lyrics for The Jean Genie, signed Bowie dated 1972,
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David Bowie: A rare set of handwritten lyrics for The Jean Genie, signed Bowie dated 1972,
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,482) inc. premium
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David Bowie
David Bowie: A rare set of handwritten lyrics for The Jean Genie, signed Bowie
dated 1972,
from the album 'Aladdin Sane', each verse and the chorus written across 18 lines in black ballpoint pen on cream lined notebook paper, framed, accompanied by documents concerning the provenance, 11 x 8½ inches (28 x 21.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ex-lot 16, Popular Culture; Rock and Pop Memorabilia, Christie's, South Kensington, 24th June 2010.

    David Bowie gave these lyrics to Neal Peters, the then President of the Original David Bowie Fan Club in the USA. The authorised fan club was established in 1973 and Peters was appointed by Bowie himself.

    The accompanying paperwork includes a letter from the Neal Peters Collection, on headed paper, confirming the lyrics were a gift from David Bowie and copy documents relating to Peter's and the work he did with the fan club, during its infancy.

    Images of the lyrics and the accompanying paper work have been seen and acknowledged by the David Bowie Archive.
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