Welcome to Don McLean’s Official Website
Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie“,”Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So” and “Crying”. 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. In June 2011 Don performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.
Don continues to tour North America and the rest of the world – including UK/Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013 and two UK and Europe tours in one year in 2015.
Dolly Parton and Don McLean backstage at Dolly’s Bangor, Maine show on June 18, 2016
For all fans of Don McLean we have very exciting news that Universal Music will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of “American Pie” with two major releases later this year: Package 1: Rediscovered deluxe box: Includes half-speed original 33″ American Pie album + 7″ bonus tracks (“Aftermath and “Mother Nature”) + sheet music for American Pie […]