Although Don McLean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s this is a great piece with some very happy/sad moments in the history of those times.
We knew that "American Pie" was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in 1959 – and we knew the chorus about music dying on that day. We have listened to American Pie for many years and thought we understood what was being sung, but now realize that we didn’t. However, when the words are put together with pictures and film clips the song takes on a whole new meaning. This video should bring back lots of memories, and make the lyrics really come alive.