Rick's Interview with Don McLean "American Pie"

Friday, April 14th

00:10:57

DON MCLEAN
Hit Song "American Pie" Included in National Recording Registry!

One of the most recognizable singer-songwriters of last 50 years, Don McLean has written numerous hits including “Castles In the Air”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” and “American Pie”. “American Pie” has recently been included in the 2016 National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant”. Other inductees include works by David Bowie, Richard Pryor, and Judy Garland. The Songwriter Hall of Famer continues writing and performing, with tour dates currently lined up in the US.

PROMOTING: HIT SONG “AMERICAN PIE” IS ADDED TO THE NATIONAL RECORDING REGISRTY BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

PROMOTING: UPCOMING TOUR DATES THROUGH NOVEMBER

“American Pie”:

Regarded as a genre defying classic, “American Pie” was released in 1971 as a single and was a number one US hit for four consecutive weeks in 1972. It has been included in the RIAA album “Songs of the 20th Century” as No. 5 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. After receiving numerous praise and countless covers of the song (including by Madonna), the US Library of Congress recently announced the song has been included on the 2016 National Recording Registry for being “historically, culturally, or artistically significant”. Other 2016 inductees include Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow”, David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, and Richard Pryor’s “Wanted: Live In Concert”.

One of America’s most enduring singer-songwriter’s, Don has had a career span over 50 years with multiple classics to his name like “American Pie”,“Castles In the Air”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, and many others. Don is one of the few artists with the distinction of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. ​

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