An Interview with Don McLean

An Interview with Don McLean

Don McLean is a national treasure who has garnered more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide. A Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductee, McLean is best known for his 1971 mega-hit “American Pie” — named one of the top five songs of the 20th century by the Recording...

DON MCLEAN’S CRYING

Throughout the 1970s Don McLean maintained a large and loyal Dutch and UK fan base. His frequent concert tours to both countries were always sold out meaning it was no surprise when Don returned to number 1 in 1980 with his recording of Roy Orbison and Joe Melson’s...
TAPESTRY: DON MCLEAN’S DEBUT ALBUM

TAPESTRY: DON MCLEAN’S DEBUT ALBUM

Don McLean’s debut album Tapestry was issued by Mediarts in 1969. Following the takeover of Mediarts by United Artists and the success of American Pie, United Artists relaunched the album in 1971. This album remains a landmark in Don McLean’s career and contains...

VINCENT (STARRY STARRY NIGHT)

McLean wrote “Vincent,” also known as “Starry, Starry Night,” in the fall of 1970, while he was working for the Berkshire School District. He was living in the Sedgwick House, a beautiful Federal style house in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Sedgwick family included...