Category: don mclean

Let’s talk guitars with Don McLean

An exhaustive interview from 2003 with Don McLean about all things guitars. Conducted by me and Ron Buck.

Interview for “Classic Albums”

I was interviewed by award-winning director George Scott for the BBC 2 Classic Albums episode about Don McLean’s “American Pie” album. The interview took place at the Sleeper…

Hyde Park 1975

McLean returned to London to perform a free concert in Hyde Park on May 31st 1975. Before the concert, British actress Vanessa Redgrave insisted on meeting him at his hotel….

Essay on American Pie added to Library of Congress

In 2018, the Library of Congress National Preservation Board invited me to contribute an essay on “American Pie” as part of their recognition of the importance of this…

The Don McLean Story

Don McLean is one of the most enduring singer-songwriters with such songs as “American Pie”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So”, “Crossroads”,…

Our day at Glastonbury (with Don McLean)

Don McLean came to Glastonbury and sang folk, pop, country and rock. He even sang “Sea Man” – an acapella song he wrote 30 years ago while living…

Clearwater and Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger will be celebrating his 90th birthday on May 3rd 2009 with a benefit concert in aid of the Clearwater Organisation. Seeger was responsible for promoting the…

CNN coverage

To mark the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, CNN has published a commentary that quotes extensively from my book “The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With…

Don McLean on Breakfast TV

It was good to see Don back on British TV this morning appearing on BBC 1 and giving our book a good plug. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3pgSMtOIYg&hl=en&fs=1]