A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. “American Pie” has brought great happiness and hope to millions of people through the years and continues to be honored for its success. In 2000, the song was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 2017 brought a huge honor when the iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” classical music compositions, infamous live broadcasts and similar recordings. McLean continues to tour both North America and abroad bringing a mix of his classic hits with an array of new works, some of which will be released later this year.

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DON MCLEAN APPEARS ON CNBC’S SQUAWK BOX AS PART OF NYC MEDIA TOUR

04.05.17

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 5, 2017) – Iconic singer-songwriter Don McLean is in the midst of a whirlwind media tour in New York. His first stop, CNBC’s Squawk Box, where he appeared this morning in a round table discuss with show anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin and special guest Andrew Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants.

Click here to view CNBC clip:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000607279

In addition, McLean appeared on WABC Radio’s The Bernie and Sid Show to talk about the recent announcement from the Library of Congress which added his monumental 1971 hit “American Pie” to the National Recording Registry of 2016. The song joins Judy Garland’s “Over...

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DON MCLEAN'S "AMERICAN PIE" ADDED TO NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

03.29.17

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2017) – Today, the Library of Congress added Don McLean’s monumental 1971 hit “American Pie” to their National Recording Registry of 2016. “American Pie” joins Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow,” N.W.A.’s seminal album, Straight Outta Compton and the Eagles’ 1976 Their Greatest Hits as aural treasures worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony.

"I have been proud to be an American artist who has represented his country around the world for almost 50 years,” states McLean. “I hope I did a good job because I was always aware of the country I came from. America has a vast musical heritage which is diverse and profound. With few exceptions American music is the whole of popular music. We have done it all. Written the greatest songs and produced the greatest artists. I am so...

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"American Pie" Singer Commemorates Historic Day By Re-Issuing Remastered Vinyl Hit Record, Auctioning Handwritten Lyrics

ICONIC SINGER-SONGWRITER DON MCLEAN REFLECTS ON "THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED" ON 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGIC PLANE CRASH

02.03.17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 3, 2017) – On February 3, 1959, a chartered aircraft crashed in Mason City, Iowa just minutes after takeoff claiming the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson – “The Big Bopper” – and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

The fateful day was coined “The Day The Music Died” by Don McLean in his hit “American Pie.” The song was released in 1971 and spent four weeks at No. 1 in 1972. In 2001, thirty years later, the Recording Industry of America named the it the fifth greatest song of the 20th century.

“Buddy Holly was only 22 years old when he died on February 3, 1959. By that time he had recorded something like 60 sides and everyone of them was a hit song and most were hit records. Even the Beatles can not compare to the magnitude of this...

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