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Dylan and Hendrix items on sale
Bob Dylan
Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan at university
Poems written by Bob Dylan in his college days and a medallion worn by Jimi Hendrix on stage will be sold at auction in New York in November.

The jewellery was worn by Hendrix during his pyrotechnic 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

Rare handwritten lyrics by The Doors frontman Jim Morrison and a drum used by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will also be sold at Christie's.

The poems are the first known time Robert Zimmerman used the Dylan name.

The 16 pages date from his 1959-60 stint at the University of Minnesota.

'Wit and irony'

A Christie's spokesperson said: "While some of the poems are rooted in his daily university life and reference his Jewish heritage with Yiddish phrases, the wit and irony pervasive in his later songwriting are already evident."

The poems are expected to fetch $60,000-$80,000 (34,000-46,000) while a rare 1961 Dylan recording made at a friend's house in New York is valued at up to $60,000.

The auction comes amid revived interest in Dylan, thanks to a recent Martin Scorsese documentary on the rock legend and his memoirs, which were published in 2004.

The Jim Morrison lyrics, written on both sides of The Doors stationery, are for the song Not To Touch the Earth and are estimated to be worth up to $60,000.

They date from when he first appeared as his alter ego, The Lizard King. The auction will be held in Christie's in New York on 21 November.

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