Legal name: Donald McLean
Donald "Don" McLean (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent".
"At his core Don is an American individualist – he does things his own way… Don is a poet like a Byron or a Keats in that regard for having a pop sensibility mixed with folk music and rock n roll… I think for centuries to come you'll hear people doing cover versions of his songs." Douglas Brinkley