‘American Pie’ Singer Don McLean Arrested
Wow, this news blew my mind. Don McLean was arrested this morning in Maine for domestic violence. You may know Don from his super huge hit, "American Pie" from 1971. He recently sold the manuscript and notes from the song for $1.2 million. He also did one of my favorite songs of all time, the sweet and haunting "Starry Starry Night."
Don, who is 70, was released on $10,000 bail and is due in court Feb. 22. I don't know too many details about the charge or whether it has to do specifically with his wife Patrisha or their two children, but it is a misdemeanor and no one required medical treatment.
What a total shock. Just this weekend at a piano bar, Richie and I and a whole lot of other people in Memphis were singing "American Pie" at the top of our lungs. I hope whatever the incident was it won't tarnish or overwhelm the incredible legacy of great music he has already gifted the world and I hope that all parties concerned find peace and happiness soon.