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Born to...cost a lot at auction: manuscript of Springsteen classic sells for £120K

A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit Born To Run has sold for 197,000 US dollars (£120,000) at a New York City auction.

It sold at Sotheby's on Thursday. The pre-sale estimate was 70,000 US dollars to 100,000 US dollars.

Sotheby's said the document had been in the collection of Springsteen's former manager, Mike Appel. It did not reveal the seller's or buyer's identity.

Sotheby's said most of the lines in this 1974 version are apparently unpublished and unrecorded. However, the manuscript does include "a nearly perfected chorus".

It was written in Long Branch, New Jersey, in blue ink, on ruled notepaper.

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