Don McLean @ Glastonbury Festival

Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK. 26 June 2011.

On Stage at Glastonbury

On Stage at Glastonbury

Summer returned with the warmest day of the year and Don McLean taking the main stage at Glastonbury for a one-hour set:

Medley – Well Alright, Peggy Sue Got Married
La La Love You
Love in my Heart
Homeless Brother
Have You Seen Me
Tulsa Time/Deep in the Heart of Texas
American Pie
I Gotta Know
Sea Man

Don McLean Live at Glastonbury on the BBC

The Pyramid Stage crowd area was packed with approximately 100,000 Glastonbury fans joining Don singing American Pie, but they loved the whole set with Love in my Heart and Crying also getting a huge response.

View from the Pyramid Stage

View from the Pyramid Stage

BBC recorded the whole show

BBC recorded the whole show

Don finishes with "Sea Man"

Don final song, “Sea Man”


Don to headline major UK festival

Don McLean is the headline act at the Trowbridge Festival in Wiltshire, England on Sunday July 27th 2008.

The 35th Trowbridge Village Pump Festival takes place at Stowford Manor Farm in Wiltshire, one of the most picturesque settings in the country for an event of this type.

The festival features internationally known acts from the world of Folk/Roots music.

All events take place in marquees and the compact site includes three separate stages plus children’s tent, three beer tents and a myriad of trade stalls selling food and items from all over the world. This year there will be a General Store and ATM cash machine. Free camping and free car parking are all on site close at hand.

Trowbridge has a reputation as one of the best organised festivals in the country, with a unique atmosphere which is very special, drawing people back year after year.

Full details and tickets available from:

And here is video of Don playing at the Mariposa Festival last year:

Don McLean’s Crying

Throughout the 1970s Don McLean maintained a large and loyal Dutch and UK fan base. His frequent concert tours to both countries were always sold out meaning it was no surprise when Don returned to number 1 in 1980 with his recording of Roy Orbison and Joe Melson’s classic song “Crying”, first in Holland and then Britain.

In the late 80s, Roy Orbison join forces with Canadian singer KD Lang to re-record Crying in the style of Don McLean’s version. This prompted some radio disc jockeys to introduce Orbison and Lang as singing “the Don McLean classic, Crying”. Such a comment would not be approved of by Don as he was always good friends with Roy Orbison.


The song become a hit for Don in the USA in 1981 and renewed attention on his other music. A “Very Best of” compilation reached number 3 in the UK charts and the album that Crying was recorded for, Chain Lightning, reached the UK top-20.

Video clip from the DVD “The Legendary Don McLean”