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Don McLean in concert 2009Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs.

Don continues to tour the world – Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013 and in 2014 the United States. in June 2011 he performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

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Pete Seeger

For about seven years from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s I knew the Seegers (Pete and Toshi) about as well as anybody. I worked with Pete Seeger frequently. He was very generous and encouraging at a time in my life when it meant a great deal to me. However, there were some things […]

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Interview with Don McLean – June 2013

Don McLean talks about his career and current interests, including comments on Jake Bugg, Ralph Nader and Ed Freeman and his plans for upcoming CD/DVD releases.

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Australia Tour – August 2013

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Australian Tour – August 2013

Don McLean toured Australia in August 2013 – read the fan reviews here. Don is currently touring the US through to the end of 2014.

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The Don McLean Band

Don McLean is joined on stage by his band of four top Nashville musicians



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Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Over 30,000 fans attended Don’s show at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California on April 25.

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Early Don McLean recording of American Pie

This is an early recording of Don singing “American Pie” unearthed from the archives of WMUC radio, a student run station at the University of Maryland. The station believes the recording originates from spring 1971, well before the song was released for sale as a single. There are some differences between this WMUC recording and […]

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Pete Seeger

For about seven years from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s I knew the Seegers (Pete and Toshi) about as well as anybody. I worked with Pete Seeger frequently. He was very generous and encouraging at a time in my life when it meant a great deal to me. However, there were some things […]

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US Dates 2014

Don is completing a busy series of concerts in the US and Canada.

If you’re lucky enough to attend a show then please leave a comment or review for other fans to read.

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Jackie McLean and Shawn Strack

Don’s daughter, Jackie, married Shawn Strack on June 30th 2013 in Camden, ME. Update: They are expecting their first child in March 2014.

Judy Collins and Don McLean - July 2013

Don McLean and Judy Collins

Don McLean and Judy Collins backstage at their recent double bill show in Westbury, NY

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