Don McLean

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by Don McLean

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2 October 1945, New Rochelle, New York, USA. McLean began his recording career performing in New York clubs during the early 60s. A peripatetic singer for much of his career, he was singing at elementary schools in Massachusetts when he wrote a musical tribute to Van Gogh in 1970. After receiving rejection slips from countless labels, his debutTapestry was issued by Mediarts that same year, but failed to sell. United Artists Records picked up his contract and issued an eight-minute plus... Read more

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classic rock
folk
singer-songwriter
70s
rock
american
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