Don 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.
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 [...]
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
Don McLean toured Australia in August and is now back on the road in US and Canada through to the end of 2013.