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Don McLean Biography
Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song “American Pie”, an 8.5-minute folk rock “cultural touchstone” about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation (US #1 for four weeks in 1972 and UK #2).
McLean’s grandfather and father, both also named Donald McLean, had roots originating in Scotland. The Buccis, the family of McLean’s mother, Elizabeth, came from Abruzzo in central Italy.