On Sunday Garth Brooks performed “American Pie” at President-elect Obama’s Inauguration Concert in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial – Obama sang along! This is the second time “American Pie” has been sung in this location – Don McLean sang it on New Year’s Eve in 1999.
“Game Over, I Win.” After 40 years in the business. Don McLean’s reaction to being elected to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Famed for his perennial 1971 #1 classic “American Pie,” an elegiac eight-and-a-half minute folk-pop epic inspired by the tragic death of Buddy Holly, singer/songwriter Don McLean rose to fame through the folks clubs […]
In August 1997 an estimated 750,000 people attended Garth Brooks’ free concert in Central Park NY. Don McLean was Garth’s special guest star and together they sang American Pie. Don was so nervous that he had the lyrics to the first verse of the song written out and attached to the top of his guitar! […]