Perhaps America’s most enduring singer-songwriter and eternally tied to the classic hits “American Pie“, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So” and “Crying”, Don McLean will be performing in Annapolis at the Rams Head On Stage on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Since topping the Billboard music charts with “American Pie” in 1972, McLean has won more than 40 gold and platinum records globally and was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004.
McLean’s world-renowned classic, “American Pie”, has been described as “a sprawling, impressionistic ballad inspired partly by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash on February 3, 1959.” The hit made the expression “The Day the Music Died” popular as a reference to the tragic event.
Recorded on May 26, 1971, “American Pie” made its radio debut on New York’s WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM to commemorate the closing of Fillmore East, the famous New York concert hall. Subsequently “American Pie” achieved number one status on the Billboard Hot 100 from January 15 to February 5, 1972. To this day, the song is McLean’s most successful single by far. Remarkably, the hit’s lengthy running time of 8:36 needed both sides of a 45 rpm single and is the longest song to become No. 1.
McLean still tours North America and recently performed overseas with stops throughout Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013, and two UK and European tours in 2015. In June 2011, he played for an adoring crowd of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival in England. In 2014, he performed at California’s Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
Show & More Information: Don McLean at Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis
Date & Time: Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Doors open 7:00 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Rams Head On Stage (“The top music club under 500 seats in the world!” This beautiful smoke-free seated nightclub offers an amazing array of national talent. Food and beverage served before and during show.)”
Address: 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 268-4545
Your Inn for a Slice of American Pie
Rams Head On Stage is a little more than half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.