7 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
American Pie reached number one in the US in 1972
The original manuscript of Don McLean’s American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
The 16-page draft had been expected to fetch as much as $1.5m (£1m) at the Christie’s sale.
McLean had hinted in February the manuscript would reveal the song’s lyrical meaning – which had always been kept a mystery.
“The writing and the lyrics will divulge everything there is to divulge,” he said.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment