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“Don McLean” is an acclaimed singer and songwriter from the United States of America. His best known work is the album American Pie that came out in 1971. It included songs such as “Vincent” and “American Pie”. Well known for performing some of the most electrifying music concerts, McLean is a delight to catch performing live for any music lover. If you are a fan of his or would like to treat yourself to a spectacular evening filled with great live music then get your Don McLean tickets and enjoy a fabulous live show.
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When McLean was in his teens, his interest in folk music heightened up. He was greatly influenced by the Weavers’ recording of At Carnegie Hall in 1955. He suffered from asthma that led to him missing out on school for long durations. Even though he lagged behind in studies, his interest in music grew. He used to regularly perform for his friends and family. When McLean was 16 years old, he got his first guitar which was a harmony acoustic archtop that had a sunburst finishing touch to it.
Shortly after that, he began making some contacts in the music industry. He became friends with Erik Darling, the folk musician who was also a former member of the Weavers band. In 1963, he graduated from the prestigious Iona Preparatory School. For a short span of time he went to the Villanova University but then dropped out just four months later but not before becoming friends with Jim Croce the songwriter/singer.
Once “Don McLean” left Villanova, he got affiliated with popular folk music agent Harold Leventhal for many months prior to collaborating with Herb Gart who was his personal manager for eighteen years. He performed extensively at various venues and events like the Newport Folk Festival, The Bitter End, The Troubadour, The Gaslight Café, The Cellar Door and many others while he went to Iona College from where he received his B.A in Business Administration degree in 1968. He was also awarded a scholarship at Columbia University which he turned down in order to become a residing musician at Café Lena located at Saratoga Springs.
With the aid granted to him by the honorable New York State Council of the Arts in 1968, McLean began to garner a much bigger audience by touring the town located along the Hudson River. Pete Seeger helped him learn the art of performing. Seeger was his mentor and a friend. McLean went on the Clearwater boat cruise on the Hudson River in order to raise awareness regarding environmental pollution in the river in 1969.That is where he got the chance to write songs that would be seen on his debut album, Tapestry.
“Don McLean’s” studio albums did not receive the same level of success that American Pie did. However, he did turn out to being a great live concert attraction for not just his audience in the United States but also internationally. The selection of his songs comprised of catalogues of famous musicians like Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly and also a few old concert hall songs.
From performing in gigs and small clubs, McLean successfully started playing at bigger venues and attracted a lot of people to his amazing music. His initial live performances in Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York in 1972 were warmly received by critics and fans alike. His fan base today is colossal, which can be judged easily by the sold out performances that he gives. You can now book your cheap Don McLean tickets and enjoy a fantastic live show full of soulful music that you will cherish for a long time to come.
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