‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ original manuscript fetches £1.3 mn at London auction

LONDON (AFP): The original manuscript for epic Queen hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” sold for £1,379,000 ($1,740,712) Wednesday at an auction of Freddie Mercury memorabilia in London.

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker called the 15-pages of pencil and ballpoint pen remarks — which also reveal that the title was originally going to be “Mongolian Rhapsody” — a “modern cultural icon”.