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  1. Looking forward to the release of the CD and DVD in October. Like Don, that’s my birth month so I should be able to persuade my wife to buy a copy for me.

    1. Yes a return to the UK is scheduled. We cannot post dates before the promoter says to do so but all being well Don is set to tour Europe again next year.

  2. I’m new to the talents of Don McClean. Believe it or not I always thought American pie was sung by one of the Beatles.
    I received an E-mail from a friend with his Vincent depicting all of Van Goughs paintings. I was so
    moved I went on You Tube and was amazes at how I never identified the beautiful songs with Don McClean. I guess I was too busy raising my family to be aware.
    Now I would like to get a DVD of his songs with the picture of Van Goughs work illustrated on the DVD
    as he sings it. An amazing talent.

  3. it is superb! the marvelous ways you create such lyrical expressions within each phrase – can’t wait for the next US concert – small & intimate. like Lakewood, NJ?
    as ever,

  4. I was wondering if Don ever mentioned who “You have lived” is about, if anyone in particular.
    Enjoy all of Don’s albums and Homeless Brother is my favorite this month.

  5. Edited slightly – this one, please!

    I saw Don play at the Manchester Free Trade Hall about 1978/9, when Crying was in the charts.
    For some reason Don was very late on stage (or I seem to remember the whole evening was very late in starting). The gig was outstanding – I’ve always been an admirer of his guitar playing and (especially) of his voice so to see and hear him in action was, to me, fantastic.
    But obviously no-one had thought to mention the possible ramifications of a late-running show. At that time, all public transport in Manchester stopped at 11pm – so come approximately 10.50pm, much of the audience had to leave in order to get home.
    Unfortunately, this was just as Don was performing Vincent. The doors (which were right next to the stage) opened and I remember seeing his head swinging round in disbelief (as did mine) as people streamed out during one of his biggest songs. I could only assume they were the ones who’d come to see him on the back of Crying being in the charts and weren’t really fans. I knew why they’d gone, though.
    God knows what he must have thought – I wonder if he ever found out?

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