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Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

Songwriter Don McLean's original working manuscript for "American Pie," one of the most iconic songs of the 20th century, sold for $1.2 million, auctioneers Christie's said.

'Stand by Me' singer Ben E. King dies

'Stand by Me' singer Ben E. King dies

Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King, famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit song "Stand by Me," has died of natural causes in New Jersey at the age of 76, his representative says.

Using internet, the world is his oyster

Using internet, the world is his oyster

From ''food porn'' to ''food art'', Christchurch-raised photographer Henry Hargreaves has travelled an unexpected path. Rebecca Fox finds out about life in New York and how the internet changed his life.

Flight from grief

Flight from grief

As a child, Helen Macdonald attempted to sleep with her arms behind her back, as a bird would with folded wings. Little wonder then that she has penned an award winning book about her attempts to train a hawk, writes Shane Gilchrist.

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