August 3, 6pmCelebration and Booksigning with Don McLeanat the Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden ME. Please note this is a revised date. The signing advertised for July 27 has now moved to August 3rd. For further details visit:


Readers’ comments from the Don McLean forum: Well, I read the new book … pretty interesting stuff. A lot about the early years and family background. A lot about the first record deal, Herb, producers and industry of course. On a scale of one to ten, it’s a solid 8. Alan did a good job […]

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The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs By Alan Howard ‘…I wanted to counter the urban myths about me, and to get the full story out before someone else did,’ – Don McLean… “Congratulations Alan on capturing Don’s life so well – a fabulous read – I highly recommend this excellent book […]


“Soon the relationship between McLean and Freeman became tense. They had different backgrounds and different ideas about how things should be done. Don liked to sing live, while Ed felt that convention dictated that vocals be over-dubbed. According to Freeman, McLean wanted a stripped-down, bare-bones production. ‘In spite of his pop influences and sophisticated material, […]


“I want to thank Don McLean for sharing his story with me. Thanks to Fred Hellerman, Erik Darling, Pete Murphy, Pete Childs, Rob Stoner, Ed Freeman, Jerry Corbitt, Ed Begley Jr., Bob Dearborn, Joel Dorn, Larry Butler, Gordon Stoker, Chris Horsnell, John Platania, Tony Migliore, Ralph Childs, Jerry Kroon, Patrisha McLean, Dick Boak, Pat Severs, […]