Don McLean’s Original Manuscript to “American Pie” to Be Auctioned in April

Capitol Records/UMeThe original manuscript to arguably one of the most famous and enduring songs of the 20th century, Don McLean‘s “American Pie,” is set to go on the auction block at Christie’s in New York City on April 7. The 16-page document, which also includes typed drafts of the tune, is expected to fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million, according to the auction house.

Released in November 1971, “American Pie,” spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January and February of the following year. Using the tragic death of Buddy Holly …read more


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