How much will you pay for a sheet of notebook paper someone's scribbled on? What if those scribblings were the lyrics to "The Jean Genie"? What if the scribbler were Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie?
Auction site Paddle 8 is betting you're willing to drop a whole lot of coin to touch a page Bowie touched. "This is the only set of complete handwritten lyrics to have come to auction," they claim about the 18-line snippet, noting that Bowie was careful to preserve most of his papers. "Jean Genie" of Aladdin Sane, was one of Bowie's biggest hits, reaching number 2 on UK charts. But is it worth the $50,000-$70,000 the auctioneers are anticipating? True, if you match that starting bid of $43,000, you can have actual proof that David Bowie wasn't super certain about the spelling of "chimney." Seems like a worthwhile investment. Or you can just listen to "The Jean Genie" below.