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Don McLean (born October 2nd 1945) Don McLean is a folk musician best known for his song 'American Pie' and the album of the same name.
Musical career: Don McLean released his debut album 'Tapestry' in 1970 through Mediarts. His break came with his second album, the number one 'American Pie', which was released when United Artists Records took over Mediarts the following year. The title single became his only song to top US charts, while next single 'Vincent' did so in the UK. 'American Pie' references the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson, as well as various other musical events like Woodstock.
His self-titled third album was released in 1972 and featured the songs 'Dreidel' and 'If We Try', the latter of which was later covered by Olivia Newton-John.
Bob Elfstrom released a Don McLean documentary entitled 'Till Tomorrow', detailing the events of a bomb scare at his Columbia University concert.
Album four 'Playin' Favorites' was the next year's release featuring 'Mountains of Mourne' and a cover of Buddy Holly's 'Everyday'.
In 1974, he released the Joel Dorn produced 'Homeless Brother' which included the US Adult Contemporary Chart number one 'Wonderful Baby', later covered by Fred Astaire.
McLean signed with Arista Records for 1977 album 'Prime Time', but changed to EMI for 1980's 'Chain Lightning' - the most popular song from which was UK number one 'Crying'. Millennium Records re-released the album.
1987 saw the release of the 'Love Tracks' album and in 1991 he sang 'American Pie' on 'Top of the Pops'.
1995's 'The River of Love' was released on Curb Records, with subsequent releases being the first on his own Don McLean Music label.
McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.
In 2009, he released the album 'Addicted to Black' which included a poem by William Shakespeare.
Personal life: Don McLean was born in New Rochelle, New York and developed a passion for music in his teens. His asthma interrupted his studies but his love of music never waned. He became friends with his heroes Erik Darling and Fred Hellerman of the Weavers while at Iona Preparatory School. He attended Villanova University for a short time before embarking on a music career, later attending a night school at Iona College.
He lives in Maine with his wife Patrisha and two children.
Patrisha McLean files to end her 30 year marriage.
Don Mclean's wife Patrisha McLean has finally filed for divorce from her folk-singing husband, almost two months after he was arrested by police for an alleged domestic assault at their home in Maine back in January for which a restraining order was issued out against him.
Don McLean splits from wife Patrisha
Patrisha McLean, a professional photographer, cited 'adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences' as she filed documents to end her marriage of 30 years to the 'American Pie' singer yesterday (March 10th 2016). No further details have yet been announced, but it is presumed that the decision has been made in connection with the domestical violence that occured on January 17th 2016.
Veteran singer Don McLean is heading for divorce just weeks after his arrest for domestic violence.
The American Pie star hit headlines in January (16), when police were called to his marital home in Camden, Maine following a heated dispute with his second wife, Patrisha.
He was charged with misdemeanour domestic violence and later released on $10,000 (£7,000) bail, while it subsequently emerged his spouse, who he wed in 1987, had been granted a restraining order to keep the musician away.
Days later, the couple agreed to have the protection order lifted so the estranged pair could attempt to work through its problems.
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Veteran singer Don McLean has postponed his upcoming Australian tour to focus on his family in the wake of his domestic violence arrest in January (16).
The American Pie singer was slapped with a charge of misdemeanour domestic violence following an alleged dispute with his wife Patrisha at their home in Maine, and further counts of "terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief, and obstructing the reporting of a crime" were added earlier this month (Feb16).
MCLean has pleaded not guilty to the allegations, and he and his wife are trying to work on their marriage and put the incident behind them.
He has now postponed his 10-date tour Down Under to give him time to rebuild relationships with his family, according to a statement, which reads, "Don Mclean graciously accepts the willingness of the promoter to postpone the current tour to exactly the same time in 2017 in order to allow Don MCLean and his family time to work at reuniting... This is an unprecedented moment in the family history. Don MCLean thanks all his fans for their patience and love and he looks forward to seeing them next year."
Continue reading: Don Mclean Postpones Tour After Domestic Violence Allegation
Veteran singer Don McLean is continuing to protest his innocence after his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to a string of additional charges relating to a domestic violence arrest last month (Jan16).
The American Pie star was taken into custody by police in Maine following a dispute with his wife, Patrisha, at their Camden home on 18 January (16).
He was initially slapped with a misdemeanour domestic violence charge and subsequently released on $10,000 (£6,932) bail, but last week (17Feb16), Knox County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald announced officials were adding five more misdemeanours of "terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief and obstructing the reporting of a crime".
MCLean's lawyer submitted his not guilty pleas prior to a court hearing on Monday (22Feb16). The singer was not present for the proceedings.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Maintains Innocence In Domestic Violence Charges
Veteran singer Don McLean has been served with additional misdemeanour charges following an alleged bust-up with his wife last month (Jan16).
The American Pie singer was arrested by police in Maine following the incident with his wife, Patrisha, at their Camden home on 18 January (16).
MCLean pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanour domestic violence charge and was subsequently released on $10,000 (£6,932) bail, but on Wednesday (17Feb16), Knox County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald announced officials are adding misdemeanour charges of "terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief and obstructing the reporting of a crime".
MCLean's attorney, Walter MCKee, tells The Hollywood Reporter his client is pleading not guilty to the new counts.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Hit With More Charges In Domestic Violence Case
Veteran singer Don McLean has pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge ahead of his upcoming court date.
The American Pie singer was arrested by police in Maine following an alleged bust-up with his wife, Patrisha, at their Camden home on 18 January (16).
He was released on $10,000 (£6,932) bail and it was subsequently revealed his spouse had obtained a temporary restraining order to keep MCLean away from her.
The 70-year-old denied the accusations and blamed the incident on the "very painful breakdown" of his 29-year marriage, and the estranged couple has since agreed to work through its marital problems behind closed doors.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Violence Misdemeanour
A Restraining Order Imposed On Don Mclean In The Aftermath Of His Domestic Violence Arrest Has Been Lifted As The Veteran Musician Attempts To Work Through Marital Problems With His Wife.
The American Pie singer was detained in Camden, Maine on 18 January (16) after police officers were called to investigate reports of a bust-up at the star's home.
He was charged with misdemeanour domestic violence and later released on bail of $10,000 (£6,660), and his second wife Patrisha, who he wed in 1987, subsequently applied for a restraining order to keep the musician away from her.
It has now emerged the order of protection has been lifted so the couple can attempt to work through their problems.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Working On Marriage As Restraining Order Is Lifted
The Alleged Victim In A Domestic Violence Case Against Don Mclean Has Been Granted An Order Of Protection To Keep The Singer/songwriter Away From Her.
The American Pie star, 70, was arrested for misdemeanour domestic violence in the early hours of Monday (18Jan16) after police officers responded to reports of a bust-up at his home in Camden, Maine.
The female, who has not been named, submitted a statement detailing the alleged assault to Knox County Unified Court in Rockland, Maine to obtain a temporary protection from abuse order, which was granted on Tuesday (19Jan16) by Judge Susan Sparaco.
MCLean's attorney Walter MCKee tells the Bangor Daily News the singer denies all the allegations "vigorously" and adds, "It is incredibly disturbing that (she) would take this extraordinary step of filing for a protection order, especially when there are already bail conditions that provide her with any protection she believes she needs.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Hit With Protection Order
Veteran Singer/songwriter Don Mclean Has Broken His Silence Following His Domestic Violence Arrest, Blaming The Incident On The "Very Painful Breakdown" Of His 29-Year Marriage.
The American Pie star was taken into custody in the early hours of Monday (18Jan16) after police officers responded to reports of a bust-up at his home in Camden, Maine.
His second wife Patrisha, who he wed in 1987, subsequently applied for a restraining order against the musician, which was granted by Judge Susan Sparaco on Tuesday (19Jan16), after submitting a statement detailing the alleged assault in papers filed in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland.
The handwritten documents also accused MCLean of years of abuse throughout their marriage - allegations the star's attorney, Walter MCKee, has vigorously denied.
Continue reading: Don Mclean Breaks Silence Over Domestic Violence Allegations
Singer/songwriter Don Mclean Has Been Arrested Over Allegations Of Domestic Abuse.
The American Pie hitmaker, 70, was held by police at his home in Camden, Maine in the early hours of Monday (18Jan16) amid reports of a violent incident at the property.
He was arrested for misdemeanour domestic violence and was later released on bail of $10,000 (£6,600).
No further details were available as WENN went to press.
Date of birth
2nd October, 1945
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Very exciting news that Universal Music will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of "American Pie" with two major releases later this year
2 of my 1980s stadium shows in Cork Ireland will be released in full in HD by Wienerworld to follow the Starry Starry Night DVD. Great News!
RT @ImMusicMag: .@RoanYellowthorn (Jackie McLean) Shares ‘Roan Yellowthorn’ EP + Announces First Tour And NY Show: https://t.co/ZgBXaEtcrd…
Starry Starry Night TV special will be released in UK in two months with US and rest of world to follow. Good news.
Back on tour this week and many more dates added for 2016 https://t.co/K1k3e82QGd Thanks for your continued support. Don.
I find the outpouring of support and good wishes from my fans truly heart-warming and inspirational right now. Don McLean.
Be assured that I receive and read all messages posted to me via my website (https://t.co/1FYyYJnOpS) and Twitter.
@terryk01 Thank you Terry. Don.
…and lived with an Israeli girl who was in the army at that time. I am a staunch supporter of Israel then and now. 4/4
I wrote the song Jerusalem for Teddy Kollek and made a film about that city for him. I did many tours of Israel during the Iran Iraq War…3/4
This is false given the facts.I was married for almost 30 years to a Jewish woman who I worshiped.I was proud to have 2 Jewish children. 2/4
Among the many lies told about me by my soon to be ex-wife Patricia is the statement that 24 years ago I made an anti-semetic remark. 1/4
I suggest anyone interested view the movie “Don McLean: American Troubadour” to get an idea of our life. 3/3
We raised two gentle highly educated children in an environment of laughter, music and literature. 2/3
My wife has chosen divorce. She has chosen to characterize our 30 year relationship in a completely distorted and untrue manner. 1/3
Looking forward to our concert this evening at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts, CA
Australia - March 2016 https://t.co/hfRf7HfHEG
Statement on dismissal of protection order. https://t.co/bcEiL8vA36