Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run Manuscript Sells For Almost Double

A handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 classic Born To Run has smashed auction estimates after going under the hammer for $197,000.
Many of the lyrics featured in the early draft of the Boss’ signature song never made it into the finished track, although the piece of rock ‘n’ roll history included a “nearly perfected chorus”, according to officials at Sotheby’s auction house in New York.
The 1974 document was valued at up to $100,000, but it was snapped up by a mystery buyer on Thursday for almost double the estimate.
The lyric sheet was discovered in a collection of memorabilia previously owned by the rocker’s former manager, Mike Appel.


Bruce Springsteen’s "Born To Run" Manuscript Up For Sale

A handwritten manuscript of New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen‘s classic song, “Born to Run,” is to hit the auction block next week, Sotheby’s said.

“Written entirely in Springsteen’s hand, this early version charts the beginnings of the 1975 hit that
catapulted The Boss to mega-stardom. The manuscript is estimated to fetch $70,000 to $100,000 and is on public view from Nov. 30,” the auction said in a news release Wednesday.

The sale is to take place Dec. 5 in New York.The seller of the lyrics was not mentioned.

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