Christie’s curator Tom Lecky holds the original manuscript for singer Don McLean’s American Pie at Christie’s auction house in New York April 2, 2015. The original manuscript, which contains the lyrics to the song written between 1970 and 1971, sold for $1.2 million. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The manuscript for Don McLean’s American Pie, which was partially written on paper he found in a trash can, has sold for $1.2 million (€1,105786) at a(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)