Some people run after honor. Don McLean prefers to write songs and sing.
“I just do my thing,” he says. “I don’t need to see my name in lights.”
Perhaps he has seen his name in lights often enough. Twenty-two of McLean’s songs reached top spots on pop, country and contemporary charts. His “American Pie” was named one of the five greatest songs of the century in a poll compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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