Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriter Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. 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 “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. His catalog of songs have been recorded by Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2019 honored Don with a star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars and his song “And I Love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. Now in 2020, Don signed a recording contract with Time Life/Warner Bros. Records to release his catalog of recordings as well as the much anticipated new album Still Playin’ Favorites, which will be released in the Fall. “American Pie” will be featured in the Avenger’s Black Widow and the Tom Hanks movie Finch and much more to be announced. And when you think things are slowing down, not so for Don McLean! 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of American Pie with a World Tour to follow.
SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT YOON SERENADES WHITE HOUSE AUDIENCE WITH HIS VERSION OF DON McLEAN’S “AMERICAN PIE” SUNG DURING STATE DINNER
Well, it turns out South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol can sing. At the end of a festive dinner at The White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, President Yoon, and his wife, Kim Keon Hee, moved from the East Room to the State Dining Room for the entertainment part of the evening, a string of professionally performed Broadway musical numbers.
DON McLEAN ANNOUNCES THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “AMERICAN PIE” AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 2023 TOUR
Grammy-award honouree, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean will be bringing his American Pie 50th Anniversary Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2023. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic songs and albums ever this year, McLean will entertain fans across the two countries, proving that “bye-bye, Miss American Pie” will forever remain a classic staple in music. He will be supported by one of Australia’s most revered singer/songwriters, Andrew Farriss.*
“THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: THE STORY OF DON McLEAN’S ‘AMERICAN PIE'” AVAILABLE NOW ON PARAMOUNT+
DOWNLOAD QUOTES PAGE "'American Pie' says something profound about the country."- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times NEW YORK - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: THE STORY OF DON McLEAN’S “AMERICAN PIE” launched Tuesday, July 19 on Paramount+, both in the U.S. and...
DON McLEAN CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF “AMERICAN PIE” WITH L’TRIC REMIX OUT NOW!
Legendary artist and Songwriters Hall of Fame® inductee Don McLean celebrates the 50th anniversary of his iconic staple single “American Pie” with a brand-new Remix by Australian electronic dance music phenomenon L’Tric.
“THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: THE STORY OF DON McLEAN’S ‘AMERICAN PIE'” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+ JULY 19
Paramount+ today announced that THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: THE STORY OF DON McLEAN’S “AMERICAN PIE” will premiere exclusively on the service Tuesday, July 19, both in the U.S. and internationally where the service is available. Additionally, the documentary will have a special Academy qualifying run in New York City and Los Angeles starting on July 8 and will screen in Showcase Cinemas and associated theaters globally on July 14 and July 17.
DON McLEAN WINS SIX TELLY AWARDS FOR FURY/WHYTE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT OPENING
The heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury joining forces with legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean to create a brand-new rendition of “American Pie” for the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23rrd proved to be a good thing! Not only did Tyson Fury win in a knockout, but the special musical opening initiated by Universal Music Publishing’s Tom Foster, BT Sport’s Head of Music Pete Kelly, and Director Kevin Evans has won six national Telly Awards.
DON McLEAN AWARDED WITH MULTI-PLATINUM AWARD FOR AMERICAN PIE AND PLATINUM AWARD FOR VINCENT BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of American Pie, the album and single, Don McLean was recently presented with a plaque for multi-platinum certifications for “American Pie” and a platinum certification for “Vincent”.
DON McLEAN RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO OF HIS CLASSIC SONG “VINCENT (STARRY, STARRY NIGHT)” IN CELEBRATION OF VAN GOGH’S BIRTHDAY TODAY
In collaboration with Immersive Van Gogh and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), folk-rock legend Don McLean released a new music video today of his song “Vincent,” also known as “Starry, Starry Night.” The video was recorded at Immersive Van Gogh Los Angeles and was released in commemoration of Van Gogh’s birthday and World Bipolar Day on Wednesday, March 30. Visit immersivevangogh.com/don to view the video. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to support the ISBD; anyone making a donation of $40 or more will receive a two-for-one coupon code (valid through April 30) to visit Immersive Van Gogh in any of the 14 cities where it is currently being presented.
Iconic Song “American Pie” Inspires Upcoming Children’s Book ‘Don McLean’s American Pie: A Fable’ To Release on June 7
Award-winning singer/songwriter Don McLean’s iconic anthem “American Pie” has inspired a new children’s book about a young boy’s journey to uncover his passion for music.
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of one of the top songs of the twentieth century, ‘Don McLean’s American Pie: A Fable’ weaves themes from the iconic song with experiences from McLean’s early life and, like the musical hit that inspired it, offers meaningful elements open to interpretation in a lushly illustrated tale.
DON MCLEAN CELEBRATES “AMERICAN PIE” REACHING #1 50 YEARS ‘A LONG LONG TIME AGO’
Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don McLean celebrates the 50th anniversary of his global hit “American Pie” reaching #1 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for four weeks! To commemorate the anniversary, McLean has coined his international 50th Anniversary “American Pie” World Tour which will visit multiple destinations in N. America, UK/Europe, and Australia!