The draft of lyrics for one of Bob Dylan's most influential early songs is going up for auction next month.
Sotheby's said Tuesday that it expects the manuscript of "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" to fetch between 150,000 pounds and 200,000 pounds ($235,000 and $314,000) at a Sept. 29 London sale.
The auction house says Dylan typed out the lyrics, and made amendments in ink, in a room above the Gaslight Folk Club in New York's Greenwich Village in 1962. It says the revisions show the creative process behind the landmark song, which portends a revolutionary or cataclysmic change.
Last year the final handwritten lyrics to the song sold for $485,000 at Sotheby's in New York. At the same sale a draft of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million.
Kevin Bacon heads to the stage
Kevin Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film "Rear Window." Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a man in a wheelchair who witnesses a possible murder. It's been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. It will be directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who nurtured the Broadway hit "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," also at Hartford Stage. Bacon is a Golden Globe Award winner whose films include "A Few Good Men," ''Apollo 13" and "Footloose." He's been on Broadway in "Slab Boys" and "An Almost Holy Picture."
Teens weep: Members of One Direction confirmed the band is taking a break, but are reassuring worried fans that it won't be permanent. Niall Horan tweeted that "we are not splitting up," while Louis Tomlinson posted "it's just a break. … Promise." Liam Payne tweeted Tuesday that "there's so much more to come." London's Sun newspaper reported that the four band members will go their separate ways for at least a year after finishing a tour this autumn and promoting their fifth album.
Carter bio: The author of books on Presidents Barack Obama and Franklin Roosevelt is working on a biography of Jimmy Carter. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Jonathan Alter's book on Carter will have "extensive cooperation" from the former president and those who know him. The book is scheduled to be published in 2018 and is currently untitled. Simon & Schuster is also Carter's publisher and recently issued his memoir "A Full Life." Carter, 90, announced last week that he was being treated for cancer that has spread to his brain.