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 Sounds Studio in Ladbroke Grove, London on August 2nd 2017.

I was on the show as Don McLean‘s biographer and spent a couple of hours talking about McLean’s career. At lunchtime, we were joined by Jake Bugg who was recording his contribution in the afternoon (McLean was one of Jake’s earliest influences). It was good to catch up with Jake as we’d only talked by email previously.

It was a fascinating day taking part in and observing the recording process for a TV show. The show was first broadcast on BBC TV in December 2017 and has since been repeated many times on British and international channels. The show is currently available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

Don McLean: American Pie (08 Dec 2017) on IMDbDon McLean: American Pie (08 Dec 2017) on IMDb
Classic Albums BBC
Classic Albums (American Pie)
My hot seat
My hot seat
View from my interview chair
View from my interview chair
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg recording his segment for "Classic Albums (American Pie)"
Jake Bugg recording his segment for “Classic Albums (American Pie)”