Sunday 2 October 2022 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
In 1971, Don McLean released 'American Pie'. Interest from the media and public sent the single to No.1 in the U.S, and rocketed Don to international stardom. Despite decades of attempted interpretations, Don has always remained enigmatic as to the song's meaning, and the mystery remains to this day.
Now 50 years later, 'American Pie' resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works that are considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant by the Library of Congress. In 2002, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2015, McLean’s manuscript of the lyrics were auctioned, selling for just over $1.2 Million.
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, the American troubadour has gone on to have multiple top 20 singles worldwide with 'American Pie', 'Vincent', 'Cryin', 'And I Love You So', 'Wonderful Baby', 'Since I Don’t Have You', 'It’s Just The Sun' and 'If We Try'. He is an inductee of the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, and was recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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