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American Pie


American Pie

Artist: Don McLean
Album: American Pie
Released: 1971

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Don McLean's iconic story of the plane crash which Buddy Holly and 2 other rockers died. I never get tired of hearing the different layers of how we'd all react when we found out about a tragedy. The day the music died. Try memorizing the lyrics.

There are some fascinating interpretations of the lyrics if you follow the Songfacts link below. McLean clearly left a lot to interpretation with his references to the "jester" and "Lennon read a book on Marx".

Additional Resources

Don McLean performs American Pie in 1972
Full Length 1989 Video from Original 1971/72 Song
American Pie (with Lyrics)