Don McLean’s Vintage Live Performance of the Song American Pie From the Year 1972 at the BBC


Don McLean’s song American Pie is one of the most popular songs ever written. Even people whose parents weren’t alive in 1972 have often heard of this song today, and it is still gaining new fans today. New fans are eager to learn all about the references that make up the song. Here, they can actually get a glimpse of the song when it was new.

This vintage clip from 1972 feels very much like a product of its time, making it a great historical artifact. Don McLean has a haircut that is typical of the 1970’s. Even his casual clothing and acoustic guitar are instantly going to make people think of the era. Still, people today watching this clip will sing along with it enthusiastically, just like the audience in the video.

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