This is an early recording of Don singing “American Pie” unearthed from the archives of WMUC radio, a student run station at the University of Maryland. The station believes the recording originates from spring 1971, well before the song was released for sale as a single. There are some differences between this WMUC recording and […]


5,000 people parading through the streets of Michigan’s second largest city, Grand Rapids, lip synching to Don McLean’s “American Pie.” This version of “American Pie” is from Don McLean’s 1976 album called “Solo”, still widely available.

Don McLean is honored that John Ondrasik has written and recorded a tribute to him. “Slice” is currently enjoying airplay on radio stations across America. From Billboard: Five For Fighting’s John Ondrasik is hoping that “a slice of American Pie” will prove tasty enough to become his next hit single. The song is the title […]

EMI will be re-releasing the American Pie album this year. The ’30th’ anniversary version will include Aftermath and Mother Nature (from the AP sessions), liner notes, comments from Don on each song, and new photos. The original master tape will be used to provide the best sound quality modern technology can offer. Tentative release date […]

Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ has been voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 ‘Songs of the Century’ compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The top five are: “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby “This Land Is Your Land” by […]

Back in October 1995, ‘American Pie’ hit the UK charts in techno music format performed by Just Luis. The version was an English remix version of the Spanish techno American Pie which had been a massive hit across Europe during the summer – indeed the Spanish version had hit the UK charts a month before […]