Don Mclean was born 2nd October 1945 and is from New Rochelle, in USA. He is best known for his classic anthems “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night”). Since he first started writing music in the ‘70s, he has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum hits.
Don McLean was heavily into playing the guitar as a teenager and also took opera lessons. In his early career, Don McLean started out performing in cafes and small clubs, building his reputation as one of the top singer-songwriters of his time.
His songs have been hugely influential and have been covered by the likes of George Michael (“The Grave”) and Madonna “American Pie”.
Don McLean discussed his life story in Alan Howard’s biography ‘The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs’ and also brought out the compilation album ‘The Legendary Don McLean’ in 2007.
After Don McLean released his 2009 studio album ‘Addicted to Black’, he embarked on a seven nation tour which included a show at London Royal Albert Hall on 7 th May 2010.
In 2011, Don McLean toured the world with his legendary hits and also performed on the main Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury music festival.