Don McLean Biography (Wikipedia)
Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", an 8.5-minute folk rock "cultural touchstone" about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation (US #1 for four weeks in 1972 and UK #2).
His other hit singles include "Vincent" (US #12, UK #1 in 1972), "Dreidel" (US #21 in 1972), a rendition of Roy Orbison's "Crying" (US #5, UK #1 in 1980), a rendition of the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You" (US #23 in 1980), and "Wonderful Baby" (US AC #1 in 1975).
His composition "And I Love You So" has been sung by Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, and others, and in 2000, Madonna had a hit with a rendition of "American Pie".
In 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In January 2018, BMI certified that "American Pie" and "Vincent" had reached five million and three million airplays respectively.
- Don McLean in Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p066rcfm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p066rcfm.jpg2018-05-10T09:30:00.000ZThe man behind classics such as American Pie and Vincent in conversation with Grant Stotthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p066rbsv
Don McLean in Conversation
- Gerry Chats With Don McLeanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061cdkd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061cdkd.jpg2018-03-16T16:38:00.000ZThe legendary songwriter talks to Gerry about his illustrious career.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p061ccsg
Gerry Chats With Don McLean
- Don Mclean enters the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bqfv7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bqfv7.jpg2015-12-13T20:20:00.000ZDon Mclean enters the Singers Hall of Famehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03bqfx3
Don Mclean enters the Singers Hall of Fame
- Don McLeanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02scbjr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02scbjr.jpg2015-05-31T15:52:00.000ZDon McLean joins Johnnie for a chat about his 70's memories.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02scbk3
- Don McLean Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r22br.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r22br.jpg2015-05-10T12:56:00.000ZThe US legend Don McLean performs two songs live in the studiohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02r22ct
Don McLean Live in Session
Don McLean Tracks