Otago Daily Times: Entertainment

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.

Singer Joni Mitchell in hospital

Singer Joni Mitchell in hospital

Groundbreaking musician Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, was "in good spirits" at a hospital in California after being found unconscious at her home, her official website said.

Gallipoli song cycle says it all

Gallipoli song cycle says it all

The powerful feelings expressed in the poetry, songs, diaries and interviews about the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign have been set to music by Dunedin composer Anthony Ritchie. Rebecca Fox finds out how the group of songs came together.

'Global mode' legal action will proceed

'Global mode' legal action will proceed

Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have announced they are going ahead with legal action against CallPlus and Bypass Network Services after the two companies said they would not back down on the issue of offering customers Global Mode - which gives easy access to overseas TV services where the content is blocked from New Zealand.

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Terry Pratchett, the British author whose fantasy novels sold in their tens of millions worldwide, has died of a form of Alzheimer's disease aged 66, his publisher says.

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