Handwritten lyrics to David Bowie's 'The Jean Genie' to be auctioned in July

Rare memorabilia including twelve-string electric guitar also set to be sold next month

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A copy of David Bowie's handwritten lyrics for 'The Jean Genie' are to be auctioned in London this July, valued between £12,000 to £15,000.

The lyrics, signed and dated 1972 by Bowie on lined notepaper, were given to the founder of Bowie’s New York fan club and will be auctioned on July 3 at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction. Other Bowie related items set to be auctioned include an early contract for Bowie and his guitarist Hutch to perform live at the Ealing College of Communication for a fee of £12, dated 1969 and signed by Bowie, estimated at £1,200-£1,800. 'Hutch' refers to John Hutchinson, who worked with Bowie as a guitarist during this late '60s period and appeared on the initial version of 'Space Oddity' in February 1969.

Additionally, a cardinal red Vox 12-string electric guitar which was used by David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust during the promotion of his 1972 album 'The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' will also be sold and is expected to make between £10,000-£15,000. Further lots from the Rock and Pop section of the sale include Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page’s personally owned and played Martin ‘Birthday Special 2007’ acoustic guitar, estimated at £10,000-15,000.

Earlier today it was revealed that Chrissie Shrimpton, sister of Mick Jagger's ex-girlfriend Jean Shrimpton, is auctioning a lock of The Rolling Stones frontman's hair for charity.

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