‘Beat It’ lyrics to go under the hammer

Updated: May 19, 2010, 16:53 PM IST

London: The handwritten lyrics to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ are to be auctioned in California next month (Jun10).

The late King of Pop gave his scribbled notes to a producer pal.

"This piece has been in private hands since being written. It’s an incredible piece from the legendary King of Pop and it’s in fine condition," the Daily Express quoted Marc Kruskol, spokesman for auction house Profiles in History, as saying.

The lyrics by the late singer won’t be the only highlight of the memorabilia auction - the pink satin gown Marilyn Monroe donned in the Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend sequence in the film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ is sure to be the main lot.