Andrew Marr Show, BBC1 9.00am Sunday

Don McLean appeared on the Andrew Marr show this morning. This is primarily a politics show and Don’s support was David Cameron, who on Friday may become Britain’s new Prime Minister. Andrew Marr’s brief interview with Don McLean has made the BBC News website front page. Don McLean talked in his usual way about writing American Pie except today […]

Weekend Wogan

Don has sung three songs (And I Love You So, Addicted to Black and Vincent) on this morning’s Weekend Wogan radio show. You can see these performances and the interview on television from tomorrow by pressing the red button while tuned into BBC 1 on Sky TV. It is also available on freeview and on […]

Vincent (Starry Starry Night) – Slide Show

Here is the slide show of Van Gogh paintings with a soundtrack of Don McLean singing “Vincent”. Originally posted as a storyline on our forum several years ago by abeille and put to music in our streaming music section, modern technology and youtube allow us to present the high quality ‘video’ version (requires flash). Click […]

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 Edie Sedgwick, a colorful figure whom Andy Warhol had filmed in the 1960s. […]

Vincent Charity Single

This tribute CD single is being released next Monday (26th Dec) in the UK and this Friday in Ireland. Track listing 1. You Raise Me Up – Brian Kennedy 2. The Long and Winding Road – Peter Corry 3. Bring Him Home/Vincent – Peter Corry/Brian Kennedy See Brian Kennedy’s website for more info: http://www.briankennedy.co.uk/hotoffthepress.html These […]

See Don on CBS

On November 20th 2005 at 1pm on CBS network TV Don will be featured on a half hour special called “Vincent at the Met”. Don was interviewed and sang ‘Vincent’

Don McLean elected to National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame

“Game Over, I Win.” After 40 years in the business. Don McLean’s reaction to being elected to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Famed for his perennial 1971 #1 classic “American Pie,” an elegiac eight-and-a-half minute folk-pop epic inspired by the tragic death of Buddy Holly, singer/songwriter Don McLean rose to fame through the folks clubs […]

Sounds for Saturday

Here are some photos from Don’s 1972 appearance on the popular BBC TV show “Sounds for Saturday”. Click here to listen to Don’s performance of Vincent.    

American Pie

American Pie Till Tomorrow Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Crossroads Winterwood Empty Chairs Everybody Loves Me, Baby Sister Fatima The Grave Babylon (Adapt. from Psalm 137) Released by United Artists in 1971. UNITED ARTISTS UAS-5535, Released October 1971 [LP] UNITED ARTISTS U-8299, Released October 1971 [8T] LIBERTY LN-10037, Reissued October 1980 [LP] EMI MANHATTAN CDP 7 […]