ESSAY ’59 REVISITED!

The piece, written in 1959, forms part of a lot which is being sold to make the rock veteran's 60th birthday...

A school essay written by BOB DYLAN has gone on sale in NEW YORK for £25,000.

The paper, written in 1959 when he was still Robert Zimmerman, is about John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’. Dylan , who used the Great Depression dust-bowl tragedies of the book’s central character Tom Joad and his family as a basis for much of his early career, got a B minus.

The essay is being sold by the Gotta Have It shop as part of a sale to mark the icon’s 60th birthday this Thursday (May 24). A yearbook from 1959, complete with a photograph of Dylan in a pompadour haircut, is also up for grabs. It costs a little under £5,600, reports the New York Post.

Meanwhile, Patti Smith and Tracy Chapman are amongst the names set to honour Dylan at show marking the end of the prestigious New Yorker Literary Festival on Saturday (May 26) in Manhattan.