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DON McLEAN SADDENED BY PASSING OF ALEX TREBEK

DON McLEAN SADDENED BY PASSING OF ALEX TREBEK

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Music icon Don McLean performed for Alex Trebek’s final Christmas party at the request of Alex Trebek. Don reflects on that time spent with Alex:“Alex asked if I would come and sing for him and his Jeopardy family at his annual Christmas...

Tune In Alert: Don McLean To Appear On Larry’s Country Diner

Tune In Alert: Don McLean To Appear On Larry’s Country Diner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriters Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording...

Fabulous Flip Sides Interview with Don McLean

Fabulous Flip Sides Interview with Don McLean

Don McLean discusses songs from his new album of covers, “Still Playin’ Favorites,” just released on digital and streaming platforms by Time Life, in addition to 173 of Don’s classic songs also now available, including live versions of “American Pie,” “Vincent” and...

Don McLean Releases New Album ‘Still Playin’ Favorites’

Don McLean Releases New Album ‘Still Playin’ Favorites’

A follow-up to his 1973 covers album 'Playin' Favorites', this new collection digs deep into the roots of American music and adds a rock and roll edge to country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and soul gems FAIRFAX, Va. - Don McLean pays homage to American...

Story Behind the Song: Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’

Story Behind the Song: Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’

"Starry, starry night/ Paint your palette blue and grey/ Look out on a summer's day/ With eyes that know the darkness in my soul." Those words came to Don McLean as he looked at Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 painting "The Starry Night." Soon, he had a masterpiece of...

Don McLean: on 50 years of American Pie – Telegraph India

Don McLean: on 50 years of American Pie – Telegraph India

In an interview with The Telegraph Online, Don McLean talks about the noble causes of his time and the lack of substance in today’s music Bye, bye Miss American PieDrove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dryAnd them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and...

Coronavirus Lockdown Sparks Burst of Broadway Shows

Coronavirus Lockdown Sparks Burst of Broadway Shows

Broadway theaters may be closed through at least next spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Don McLean, the singer-songwriter best known for the 1971 hit tune “American Pie,” said that doesn’t deter him from his dream of authoring a musical. If...

They’re Playing My Song

They’re Playing My Song

They're Playing My Song is a column by Bruce Pollock, where he focuses on the one song that had the greatest impact on a particular artist or songwriter's career. Here, he speaks with Don McLean about his classic "American Pie." To most casual listeners and purists...