Original signed hand written lyrics to "Beat It" by Michael Jackson covering two pages and signed on the top right corner of the first page.
Michael Jackson wrote "Beat It" at the urging of his co-producer Quincy Jones. Jackson said of the song, "I wanted to write a song, the type of song that I would buy if I were to buy a rock song... That is how I approached it and I wanted the kids to really enjoy it—the school kids as well as the college kids."
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 93, "Rock & Roll & Film Memorabilia," Sotheby's, London, Olympia, sale number WO3842, September 3, 2003.
PLEASE NOTE: This item will not be available for delivery until after March 31, 2010. The lyrics will be exhibited as part of the AEG Michael Jackson Exhibition touring London, Tokyo and New York City.