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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Michael Jackson Handwritten Lyrics sell for $78,000

Two pages of partial lyrics to the song "Beat It" handwritten by Michael Jackson. Document begins "Beat It by Michael Jackson" and includes the first two verses along with the refrain. Housed in a frame with the album it appeared on, Thriller. "Beat It," released on Valentine's Day in 1983, shared a top five position on the Billboard Hot 100 with another single from Thriller, "Billie Jean." Within only a few months the single was awarded a gold record award.  The pre auction estimate was $4,000 to 6,000.  The winning bid was $78,000.

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