Don McLean - Quotes

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I'm glad that my music has helped other people as it's helped me. It makes me glad that I did what I did with my life.

I'm glad that my music has helped other people as it's helped me. It makes me glad that I did what I did with my life.

I think longevity is more important than trying to make people realize you're around every second. ---->>>

I developed this fantasy world. I found that that was much more fun and more interesting and exciting than real life was to me. Then, once I got the guitar going when I was a teenager, I set sail for the direction I've been in my whole life. ---->>>

I don't relate to what's left of the music business. There doesn't seem to be any point to it anymore. The business that I grew up in and loved, we made records a different way - there were record companies, there were stores where you could buy albums. ---->>>

I had asthma when I was a kid, asthma so bad that it would turn into pneumonia and I almost died several times. Nobody knew why back then, but now it's obvious. ---->>>

In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. ---->>>

People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time. ---->>>

I was always just into my music and maybe into trying to save the world a little bit. I never really thought I'd have a hit record or anything like that. I was prepared to travel around all over the country, kind of like a Johnny Appleseed, and sing. ---->>>

In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful. ---->>>

But I knew - in the old days, if a song was a good song, I don't care if it was 'Yellow Submarine' or, you know, or 'The Times They Are a-Changin' or 'Don't Be Cruel', you knew it, you know? You heard that song, and you were talking about it, and you knew it. ---->>>

I'd listen to all the stuff that was going on around me and drift off into my fantasies about it. My fantasies have fuelled all the songs I've ever written. ---->>>

American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has. ---->>>

I mean, I've been given a terrific life by the audiences who stuck with me all over the world. ---->>>

If something comes up I might write about it, but without an outlet the whole thing winds down. ---->>>

I am what I do, and that's partly why I don't want to give up singing. But when I can't sing well, I will.

I am what I do, and that's partly why I don't want to give up singing. But when I can't sing well, I will.

The kids today all seem to think they should be stars, but I wasn't brought up that way. ---->>>

I got my first guitar when I was 16. I'd play for my family and friends, but taking that guitar out there into the wide, wide world wasn't something I ever thought about. ---->>>

Over the years I've had more and more of an association with Nashville. ---->>>

When I go on the road now, which is less than before, but still more than I'd like to, I think of myself primarily as a singer. Not a songwriter, not a celebrity, just a man who likes to sing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-02, 1945
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Occupation: Musician

Donald "Don" McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for "American Pie", an RIAA "Song of the Century" (position 5 of 25) which is about the death of Buddy Holly and others. The 1971 album of the same name also includes "Vincent", about the painter Van Gogh.(wikipedia)