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Don Mclean: Modern Songwriters Don't Have Brains

Don McLean says computers have destroyed modern songwriters' brain cells.The 'American Pie' hitmaker believes the ability to write a classic has been taken away from the current crop of music-makers because technology has "prevented young...

Don Mclean's Vincent Lyric Sheets Set To Go Under The Hammer

Don McLean's handwritten lyric sheets for his iconic track 'Vincent' are set to go under the hammer.The 14 pages of lyrics, which were penned in pencil, have an eye-watering asking price of $1.5 million (£1.2...

Zac Efron To Get Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star In 2021

Zac Efron and Kelly Clarkson are among those set to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021.The 'Baywatch' star and the 38-year-old singer - who rose to fame after winning the...

Don Mclean's Wife Cites Adultery, Abuse And Irreconcilable Differences In Divorce Papers

Don McLean's wife Patrisha McLean has finally filed for divorce from her folk-singing husband, almost two months after he was arrested by police for an alleged domestic assault at their home in Maine back in...

Don Mclean Turns Air Blue On U.k. Chat Show

The American Pie hitmaker agreed to an interview on Loose Women despite admitting he had no idea of the programme's format and had to watch footage online ahead of his booking. During...

Don Mclean Reveals True Meaning Of His Song 'American Pie'

The meaning behind the famously enigmatic pop hit ‘American Pie’ has finally been revealed by its author Don McLean, after his original manuscript for the song went up for auction and fetched $1.2 million on...

Don Mclean's American Pie Lyrics Sell For $1.2 Million

MCLean recently found the 16-page document while he was rooting through boxes of his music paperwork, and he decided it was time to part with the historic artefact. The previously unseen manuscript,...

Manuscript Of Don Mclean's 'American Pie' Goes Under The Hammer

The meaning behind one of the most enigmatic songs in American pop history is to be revealed. Don McLean will finally tell us the real inspiration for ‘American Pie’ when the original manuscript for the...

Don Mclean's American Pie Manuscript Up For Auction

The original manuscript featuring deleted lyrics and notes for Don Mclean's iconic song American Pie is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million (£938,000) at auction in April (15).The previously unseen 16-page document, compiled of...

Singer Don Mclean Fined For Speeding

Singer/songwriter Don Mclean has been fined $400 (£250) for speeding through a school zone in Maine.The American Pie hitmaker contested the charge in September (12), and requested a trial, but, after a brief hearing in...

Don Mclean To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Mclean is to be honoured at the Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards, the 'American Pie' singer gaining recognition for a career that's stretched over 40 years. The awards will be held on February 8th...

Don Mclean & The Dubliners To Be Honoured At British Folk Awards

American Pie singer Don Mclean and The Dubliners are to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Bbc Folk Awards next month (Feb12).Singing sisters The Unthanks lead the nominations for the 13th annual prizegiving,...

Richardson 'Died Instantly' From 1959 Plane Crash

Late rocker J.P. 'THE BIG BOPPER' RICHARDSON died instantly from the injuries he sustained in the 1959 plane crash which killed BUDDY HOLLY and RITCHIE VALENS, an expert has revealed. Since the tragic accident, it...

Billy Joel Thrilled To Be Part Of Pink's Wedding

BILLY JOEL has added classic ballad YOU'RE ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME to his US tour, after pop star PINK played the tune at her recent wedding. The TROUBLE singer selected the romantic song...

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