Don McLean is one of Americas most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Castles in the Air, And I Love You So and Crying. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonnas No. 1 recording of American Pie in 2000 and George Michaels version of The Grave in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.
In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howards biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs.
Don continues to tour North America and the rest of the world including UK/Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013 and two UK and Europe tours in one year in 2015. In June 2011 he performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.