CHRISTIES DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
7 April 2015
On April 7, Don McLean’s original working manuscript for “American Pie” sold for $1,205,000 (£809,524/€1,109,182) in Christie’s dedicated sale of Don McLean's 'American Pie': The Original Manuscript. Arguably the most iconic and recognizable American song of the Twentieth Century, the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts named it a “Song of the Century.” The complete working manuscript and typed drafts for the song was written in Cold Spring, NY and Philadelphia, PA, 1970-71.