Don McLean's 'American Pie' Manuscript Fetches $1.2M at Auction

April 8, 2015 1:57 AM

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Don McLean's 'American Pie' Manuscript Fetches $1.2M at Auction

The manuscript for Don McLean's hit single "American Pie" has sold for $1.2 million at an auction in New York. The 16-page handwritten manuscript went to a collector who refused to be named at Christie's on Tuesday, April 7.

"Don McLean's manuscript of 'American Pie' achieved the 3rd highest auction price for an American literary manuscript, a fitting tribute to one the foremost singer-songwriters of his generation," Tom Lecky, Head of Department, Books & Manuscripts, said in a statement.

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