Don Mclean: 50th Anniversary of American Pie
Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:30 pm -
Vocal renditions of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”, “Mountains of Mourne” and “Since I Don’t Have You” have been noted as the greatest versions of these songs. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna‘s recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. Don McLean is co-writer of Drake’s 2011 release, “Doing it Wrong“. In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs. Don continues to tour North America and the rest of the world – including UK/Europe, Australia and two UK and Europe tours in one year in 2015. In June 2011, he performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.