February 2002 saw yet another honour conferred o­n Don McLean as his song ‘American Pie’ was finally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The complete list of new entries is as follows: “Ain’t It a Shame,” Fats Domino “Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie “American Pie,” Don McLean “The Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton “Billie’s […]

Don McLean graduated from Iona College in 1968. Thirty one years later they invited him back to receive an honorary doctorate. Here is the tribute paid by Iona College in conferring the award on Don: Can music save your mortal soul? Don McLean asked that intriguing question thirty years ago in his landmark song “American Pie.” Setting out, simply […]

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 […]