Don McLean on Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m.

Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center

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Don McLean

Don McLean performs "American Pie" Live in 2011


  • Best film analogy for Don McLean’s “American Pie”: it’s the Citizen Kane of American folk music
  • Worst film analogy for Don McLean’s “American Pie”: it’s the American Pie of American folk music
  • Why it’s been subject to endless analysis: the lyrics center around The Day the Music Died—a.k.a. the day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper all died in a plane crash—and possibly other historical events that McLean hasn’t confirmed or denied
  • What McLean says the song means: “It means I don’t ever have to work again if I don’t want to”
  • Other hits: his cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”; his Van Gogh tribute, simply titled “Vincent”

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