Don McLean Biography
The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs
A biography of America’s legendary singer-songwriter by Alan Howard
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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. Don McLean is immortalized as the subject of the Roberta Flack/The Fugees No. 1 hit, ‘ Killing Me Softly With His Song’.
For the first time, Don McLean shares his story in the biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs by Alan Howard.
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“Thanks Alan for your brilliant biography of Don McLean. Although I’ve been a fan since the very early days, I’d found out very little about the man himself so it was fascinating. It was also an interesting social history of the 50’s and 60’s in the USA and the wheelings and dealings of the music industry. I couldn’t put it down!” Anne Carter
“Congratulations Alan on capturing Don’s life so well – a fabulous read – I highly recommend this excellent book to all – fans and just the curious – you won’t be disappointed.” Bob Gregg.
“…Alan Howard did a terrific job in not just sharing Don’s story, but revealing a personal side of Don rarely seen by the public.” Jim Monaghan, WDHA radio, N.J.
“This is the one chance you will have to read about the personal and professional Don McLean. Biographies on him are almost non existent; if you are a fan or his (and yes I am, so that does color my review towards the positive side) this is a great book and one that he co operated in its’ writing. Buy it for yourself or give it for a gift to an admirer of his music. ” Wogan the book reader (5 star amazon.com review).
Don McLean talks about the book (briefly) on BBC 1 Breakfast:
More information and book extracts at http://www.don-mclean.com/