Sunday, October 2, 2011

Don McLean

And the three men I admire most 
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost 
They caught the last train for the coast 
The day the music died 
Don McLean's magnum opus, "American Pie," reached #1 on the singles charts not only in the United States, but also in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  It reached only #8 in France.  (I keep trying to give the French a break, but it's hard.)

I'm not going to try to explain what "American Pie" means -- you can find a virtually infinite number of articles discussing it on the internet.  Click here to read just one of them (which comes from the Harvard University Center for Astrophysics website).

Today is Don McLean's 66th birthday.

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