The publisher of Bob Dylan’s book “The Philosophy of Modern Song” has issued an apology for selling “hand-signed” copies that weren’t actually signed by the author.
“To those who purchased ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song’ limited edition, we want to apologize,” reads a statement issued by Simon and Schuster. “As it turns out, the limited edition books do contain Bob’s original signature, but in a penned replica form.”
The publisher goes on to say it will issue refunds to everyone who purchased the $600 book.
The bogus signatures came to light in recent days when social media users began comparing their copies of Dylan’s autograph – and realized they looked identical. Dylan has not commented on the controversy.
Meanwhile, a collection of love letters written by a teenage Bob Dylan was auctioned off for a whopping $670,000. The 42 handwritten letters date back to 1957 when Dylan was a high school student named Robert Zimmerman in Hibbing, Minnesota.