Fans Are Calling This Don McLean’s Greatest Live Of ‘American Pie’

Fans Are Calling This Don McLean’s Greatest Live Of ‘American Pie’ | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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When Don McLean wrote his hit “American Pie,” never for once did he ever dreamed of creating an iconic song that will truly endure some of the greatest times of music. While he mostly relied on his songwriting prowess to talk about “the day the music died,” referring to the deaths of Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly by airplane crash, it also paved a great ensemble of instruments to fully grasp the perfection that drips from the song itself.

“American Pie” became a massive hit, not just in the US, but also for worldwide recognition. Dozens of artists come and go to perform their own versions of this song, as well as the parodies. But nothing could top the classy, authentic voice by McLean, with acoustic guitar to back his melody.

Like many rock songs, Don McLean referenced anything that could be considered as a “pop culture reference,” from Bob Dylan (jester who borrowed James Dean’s jacket), The Beatles (the quartet), Elvis Presley (king of rock and roll), the three legends of music who died, and many more. Yet, he didn’t create something referential, instead, he was making poetry out of these footnotes of history. This is exactly the reason why the song is as powerful as it was upon its release.

Presented below is one of Don McLean’s greatest performances of all time. And while he might’ve mentioned how music died after the awful crash, it had gained a second life, the day that he wrote a song about it.