Famed for — and ultimately described by — his perennial “American Pie,” singer/songwriter Don McLean was created Oct 2, 1945, in New Rochelle, NY. After obtaining his begin in the folk night clubs of NEW YORK during the middle-’60s, McLean battled for several years, creating a little pursuing through his use Pete Seeger within the Clearwater, a sloop that sailed along the eastern seaboard to market environmental causes. Still, McLean was mainly singing in primary schools and so on when, in 1970, he published a musical tribute to painter Vincent Vehicle Gogh; the task was roundly declined by a amount of brands, although MediaArts do provide him a agreement to record several his other tunes under the name Tapestry. The recording fared badly, but Perry Como gained a hit having a cover from the monitor “And I REALLY LIKE You Therefore,” prompting United Performers to get McLean’s agreement. He came back in 1971 with American Pie; the name monitor, an elegiac eight-and-a-half-minute folk-pop epic influenced from the tragic loss of life of Friend Holly, became lots one strike, as well as the LP quickly reached the very best of the graphs aswell. The follow-up, “Vincent,” was also a smash, and McLean actually became the main topic of the Roberta Flack strike “Getting rid of Me Softly along with his Song”; nevertheless, to his credit — also to his label’s horror — the vocalist refused to allow achievement of “American Pie” straitjacket his profession. Subsequent information like 1972’s self-titled work and 1974’s Playin’ Favorites intentionally avoided any efforts to re-create the “American Pie” taste; and in addition, his product sales plummeted, as well as the second option release even didn’t graph. After 1974’s Homeless Sibling and 1976’s Single, United Artists fallen McLean from his agreement; he resurfaced on Arista another year with Primary Time, however when it, as well, fared badly, he spent another several years with out a label. McLean loved a renaissance of types with 1980’s String Lightning; his 1st Best 30 LP in near ten years, it spawned a high Ten smash using its cover of Roy Orbison’s traditional “Crying,” and his originals “Castles in the Air flow” and “Since I DON’T POSSESS You” both also reached the very best 40. Nevertheless, 1981’s Believers didn’t sustain the return, and after 1983’s Dominion, he was once again left without advantage of label support. McLean spent the rest of his profession primarily on the highway, grudgingly rebuilding “American Pie” to his established list and sketching inspiration from the united states market; and a amount of live pieces and re-recordings of previous favorites, he also came back to the studio room for tasks like 1990’s For the Thoughts (a assortment of traditional pop, nation, and jazz addresses) and 1995’s River of Appreciate (an LP of primary material).
Full Name Don McLean
Date Of Birth October 2, 1945
Height 5' 10"
Education Iona Preparatory School, Villanova University, Iona College
Music Songs American Pie, Vincent, And I Love You So, Castles in the Air, Crying, Empty Chairs, Since I Don't Have You, If We Try, Wonderful Baby, Winterwood, It's Just the Sun, Mountains O’Mourne, Dreidel, You Can't Blame the Train, On the Amazon, Everybody Loves Me, Birthday Song, Bronco Bill's Lament, Oh My What A Shame, Sister Fatima, Magdalene Lane, He's Got You, Till Tomorrow, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Superman's Ghost, Love In My Heart, The Legend of Andrew McCrew, When a Good Thing Goes Bad, Everyday, The Pride Parade, The More You Pay, Fool's Paradise
Albums American Pie, Tapestry, Chain Lightning, Homeless Brother, Playin' Favorites, Love Tracks, Solo, Don McLean, Believers, Addicted to Black, Starry, Starry Night, Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey, Prime Time, For the Memories Vols I & II, Headroom, The River of Love, Christmas Dreams, Christmas, Dominion, Legendary Songs of Don McLean, The Very Best of Don McLean, Favorites and Rarities, Greatest Hits: Then & Now, American Pie & Other Hits, American Pie Live (Remastered) [Live At The Bottom Line, NY. Feb 18 1977], Sings Marty Robbins, The Western Album, You've Got to Share Songs for Children, Greatest Hits – Live, Live in New York 1971, Don Mclean: Live In Manchester, Castles in the Air (Live Concert), Airwaves (Live), Live in an NY City Studio 25 Jan ‘82, Live at the Bottom Line NY 20th April 1974 (Live), Live in New York 1974 (Live), Legendary FM Broadcasts - The Bottom Line , NYC 20th April 1974, American Troubadour, And I Love You So, Christmastime!, The Best of Don McLean
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Movies The Flight of Dragons, Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker