A manuscript of David Bowie‘s famous 1972 song “Starman” has been auctioned for £203,500.
David Bowie’s Starman lyrics sell for stellar £200000
Omega Auctions, a music auction house, put in an opening offer of £40,000 for the text, which Bowie scribbled in blue ink on A4 paper in small squares, revealing the singer’s changes and spelling errors.
This song from the album “Ziggy Stardust” was a very big hit for the British singer, and it deals with “Starman” who waits in the sky and hopes to meet a human.
The manuscript was shown in 2013 as part of a retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum dedicated to the singer, who died in January 2016 at the age of 69. The identity of the buyer was not revealed, but it was known that he was a private collector.
The text was put up for sale at a larger auction titled “David Bowie and Glam Rock” that also included vinyl decals and records.