Don McLean, (born October 2, 1945 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for his 1971 ballad "American Pie", about the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. The song spawned the phrase "The Day the Music Died", referring to the day of the crash.
Other well-known songs include
* "And I Love You So" - covered by Elvis Presley, a 1973 hit for Perry Como
* "Vincent" (a tribute to the 19th century Dutch painter, Vinc...