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Don Mclean Tracks Down Jake Bugg After Fan Letter Is Found

13th September 2014

Music veteran Don Mclean put in a personal phone call to British rocker Jake Bugg after discovering an old fan letter from the young star.Bugg, 20, was thrilled to talk to his hero five years...

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Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

2nd April 2013

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

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Singer Don Mclean Fined For Speeding

25th January 2013

Singer/songwriter Don Mclean has been fined $400 (£250) for speeding through a school zone in Maine.The American Pie hitmaker contested the charge in September (12), and requested a trial, but, after a brief hearing in...

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Don Mclean To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

19th January 2012

Don Mclean is to be honoured at the Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards, the 'American Pie' singer gaining recognition for a career that's stretched over 40 years. The awards will be held on February 8th...

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Don Mclean & The Dubliners To Be Honoured At British Folk Awards

19th January 2012

American Pie singer Don Mclean and The Dubliners are to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Bbc Folk Awards next month (Feb12).Singing sisters The Unthanks lead the nominations for the 13th annual prizegiving,...

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The Things They Say 16586

20th May 2010

"When I heard lines like, 'This'll be the day that I die'... I get chills just thinking about it." DON MCLEAN's classic AMERICAN PIE has a new-found meaning for rocker BRET MICHAELS after he survived...

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Richardson 'Died Instantly' From 1959 Plane Crash

7th March 2007

Late rocker J.P. 'THE BIG BOPPER' RICHARDSON died instantly from the injuries he sustained in the 1959 plane crash which killed BUDDY HOLLY and RITCHIE VALENS, an expert has revealed. Since the tragic accident, it...

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Fascinating Fact 1069

23rd February 2006

AMERICAN PIE hitmaker DON McLEAN put his finance degree to good use when he started having hits - he trademarked his name, pop song lyrics, 'Bye, bye, Miss American Pie,' and 'the day the music...

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Billy Joel Thrilled To Be Part Of Pink's Wedding

1st February 2006

BILLY JOEL has added classic ballad YOU'RE ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME to his US tour, after pop star PINK played the tune at her recent wedding. The TROUBLE singer selected the romantic song...

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

8th April 2004

AL GREEN, DARYL HALL + JOHN OATES, DON MCLEAN and MOTOWN songwriting duo NORMAN WHITFIELD and BARRETT STRONG are this year's (04) inductees to the 35th annual SONGWRITERS HALL of FAME. The musical heavyweights...

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Carrey Reigns As Karaoke King

30th October 2003

JIM CARREY is the karaoke king at COURTENEY COX's Sunday sing-alongs, where he always sings DON McLEAN's AMERICAN PIE. The movie funnyman lives close to Cox and her husband DAVID ARQUETTE's Hollywood home, and...

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