Don McLean Gives More Clues About American Pie

2014 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 2

2014 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 2

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So we know what at least part of Don McLean's epic 1971 song "American Pie" is about...."the day the music died" being the day in 1959 when Buddy Holly's plane crashed.....but what the heck is all that other stuff? In an interview on AXS TV, McLean says the song was also motivated by the Kennedy assassination, which he thought was a turning point in America ...having said that, he says it also sounds like a kid's song at times.....he explains all of this in greater detail, plus more,here: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/don-mclean-american-pie-childrens-song/

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