Jim Morrison's unpublished notebook to sell for $300,000?

Profiles in History will offer Jim Morrison's unpublished note book following what would have been the Doors singer's 70th birthday.

Jim Morrison notebook
The notebook contains an insert from Graham Nash, who was given it by Morrison's manager

The notebook, some of which was written just before Morrison died in July 1971, is expected to sell for $200,000-300,000 on December 18 in Hollywood. It comprises 100 pages of his unpublished poetry, notes and lyrics.

The book was given to Crosby, Stills and Nash star Graham Nash by Morrison's manager Bill Siddons, who transported Morrison's body back to the US from Paris. Siddons was also Nash's manager, as confirmed by a handwritten note inside the front cover of the book.

The Paris apartment where Morrison wrote in the book before dying of a drug overdose there in July 1971

Also included in the auction is a 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat, one of eight handmade and painted guitars used by Eddie Van Halen as his main instrument during the 1982-1983 Diver Down Tour.  It will sell for $100,000-150,000.

The auction also features a collection of handwritten song lyrics, which include Robert Plant's lyrics to Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven ($2,000-3,000), Jim Morrison's lyrics for the Doors' Riders on the Storm ($20,000-30,000) and Bob Dylan's lyrics to I Want You ($30,000-50,000).

In June at Christie's, Morrison's lyrics to Riders on the Storm sold for $95,411.

Christie's will also offer the most anticipated music memorabilia item of the year - Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival guitar - in a dedicated auction in December.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a signed set list from Bob Dylan for sale - buy now before Christie's auction raises values for his memorabilia.

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