Don McLean

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Don McLean is most famous for his classic songs “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” and for other hits including “Crying”, “And I Love You So”, “Castles in the Air”, “Love in my Heart” and “Since I Don’t Have You”. He is the subject of the Roberta Flack/The Fugees No. 1 “Killing me Softly With His Songs” and co-writer of Drake’s recent No. 1 single “Doing it Wrong”.

image305I have known Don for 20 years and conducted extensive interviews with him between 2003 and 2007 in writing the first full length authorized biography “The Don McLean Story: Killing us Softly with his Songs”. During production of the book I reunited McLean with his early 1960s friend and mentor Erik Darling (of The Weavers fame).

Castles in the Air – one of his most under-rated songs.

Don McLean on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury, 2011.