Here is a clip from the 1986 American Music Awards which sees Belafonte presented with an award for his contribution to the “USA for Africa” project which had led to the inspirational “We are the World” charity record. In his acceptance speech Belafonte recognizes the part played by Don McLean and Harry Chapin in initiating […]

Don McLean appeared on the Andrew Marr show this morning. This is primarily a politics show and Don’s support was David Cameron, who on Friday may become Britain’s new Prime Minister. His interview featured on the front page of the BBC news website: During the show Don also sang Vincent, watched by fellow guest […]

Don McLean will be appearing on prime time UK television in April (probably the 16th) on The One Show on BBC 1. The same day he will record an interview and two songs for Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show (BBC radio 2 5-7pm) to air in early May. Producers would like Don to sing Mountains of […]

Independent Newspaper review, 1 November 2007 By Pierre Perrone “We’ll be doing that Madonna hit later on. Maybe she’s here tonight, incognito, with a fake beard,” says Don McLean, back on a London stage after a four-year absence. “America’s legendary singer-songwriter” lives up to the introduction, too, and even attracts a smattering of younger fans […]


The reviews and comments have been great so far and are being read by many thousands each day – so thanks for going to the effort of sharing your thoughts with us. They are giving a real sense of the atmosphere and excitement shared by most in seeing Don McLean live. Clearly there are issues […]

Don’s pick of his favourite tracks is being played throughout this week on the Ken Bruce show on BBC radio 2. Don will talk about each track as well as being interviewed by Ken Bruce about the current tour and new album. You can listen live on the Internet (available on replay for 7 days) […]

By CLIFTON J. NOBLE JR. Music writer SPRINGFIELD – There’s a little gravel in his fifties falsetto, but Don McLean can still sing with the youthful passion of the idealistic romantic who penned “American Pie,” “Vincent” and “Empty Chairs,” and wanted to make albums and change the world. Armed with his bright-toned six-string and backed […]