Grab a slice of American Pie – Don McLean heads to the UK this month

Singer-songwriter and folk-rock icon Don McLean is set to perform four UK dates later this month as part of his current transatlantic tour. McClean, responsible for ‘American Pie‘, which was listed as the number 5 song of the century by the Recording Industry of Association of America, is one of the most renowned country artists and with over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, is also regarded as one of the most prolific songwriters of all time.
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Don McLean, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 4th May 2018

To the wonderful De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, a fitting location to see Don McLean. Much like the Pavilion, McLean has been an icon of his age but is now remembered more for the past than the present though, like the Pavilion, he’s stood the test of time particularly well. I’d hoped to be there in time to see support act, Jarrod Dickenson, about whom I’ve heard good things, but the Friday evening traffic on the A21 had other ideas! I can tell you that he delivers a first class version of the old Harlan Howard standard, ‘Busted’ and his own song that closed his set was also pretty good; one to see in the future perhaps. Continue reading “Don McLean, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 4th May 2018”