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Don McLean

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Birthday
2, 1945
Birthplace
New Rochelle, NY
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
New Rochelle, NY

About

Singer-songwriter best known for his #1 hit single "American Pie" and his smaller hit, "Vincent." He was the recipient of the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Life Time Achievement Award.

Before Fame

After getting his guitar, he started making contacts all over the music world, recording in his first studio session while still in prep school.

Trivia

In 2001, "American Pie" was voted #5 on a list of the 365 Songs of the Century.

Family Life

He married his first wife, Carol, in 1969 and divorced in 1972. He has two children, Jackie and Wyatt, with his wife Patrisha Shnier.

Associated With

He learned the art of performing from his friend and mentor, Pete Seeger.