The song, included in the album Ziggy Stardustphenomenal success of the British singer, evokes “Starman who waits in the sky” and wishes to meet humans.
The text sold on Tuesday, initially priced at 40,000 pounds (about 44,600 euros), is written in blue ink on a small-squared A4 sheet. We see the changes made by Bowie as well as spelling mistakes corrected by the singer.
The document was exhibited during a retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum devoted in 2013 to the singer, who died in January 2016 at the age of 69.
The buyer is a private collector whose identity has not been revealed.
The handwritten text was part of a larger sale titled David Bowie et le Glam Rockincluding posters and vinyl records.