About the Songwriter

 

About the Songwriter, continued

Don McLean's recording career has spanned over 30 years now, and his fan base remains remarkably loyal: as of this writing he continues to tour, and his entire catalogue is still in print. But it is his early work for which he is most recognized, and rightfully so: from the skillful storytelling of Three Flights Up, the poignancy of Vincent, or the dense allegories of Magdalene Lane and American Pie, McLean demonstrated a willingness to push the boundaries of popular music, creating a musical legacy that has endured to this day. And though his many fans have come to appreciate his lesser known accomplishments, to the public at large it is for one song alone that he will always be best remembered.

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