CAMDEN, Maine — The original manuscript of Don McLean's "American Pie" is up for auction this week.
The manuscript and notes from the song that debuted in 1971 are being sold by the singer-songwriter who lives in Camden, Maine. Christie's is handling the auction Tuesday in New York.
The single "American Pie" achieved No. 1 status in January 1972.
The song has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was named a "Song of the Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.