David Bowie’s Handwritten Lyric Sheets For “Suffragette City” And Other Songs Are Reportedly Set To Hit The Auction Block
In January 2024, marking eight years since David Bowie‘s passing, a unique opportunity for wealthy die-hard fans will arise as several items from Bowie’s career are set to hit the auction block. The items include handwritten corrections, drafts, and notes from his 1972 songs “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” and “Suffragette City.” These pieces of memorabilia were acquired by UK-based auction company Omega Auctions from Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
The auction manager, Dan Muscatelli-Hampson, expressed the significance of the acquisition, stating, “These are two real cult favorites in the wonderful Bowie oeuvre, and ‘Suffragette City’ has been described as one of his very best.” The handwritten pieces are bundled together, and their estimated value is between $55,000 and $110,000.
Other items up for auction include unreleased photographs of David Bowie, signed photos of Prince, and handwritten lyric sheets of Elton John and Gary Osborne’s “Blue Eyes,” among others. The auction presents a rare opportunity for fans and collectors to own a piece of music history.