David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics sold at auction for £89,000

David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics have fetched £89,000 after they were sold at auction.

 The double sided lyric sheet contains the singer’s drafts, notes and corrections for his songs Rock n’ Roll Suicide and Suffragette City.

Omega Auctions, based in Uxbridge, west London, predicted the page could sell for between £50,000 and £100,000.

Both songs were featured in Mr Bowie’s 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Previously, the auction house sold another of the singer’s sheets, containing David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics for Starman, which was sold for £203,000.

Professionally known as David Bowie, David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music and stagecraft had a significant impact on popular music.