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 poignant moments in the history of those times.
And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed!
I 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 February 3rd, 1959, and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day.
I have listened and sung American Pie for many years and I thought I understood what was being sung but now realize that I didn’t!
However, when the words are put together with pictures and film clips the song takes on a new meaning.
It took a lot of thought to produce this and it brings back lots of memories and also makes the lyrics really come alive!
Contributed by Charles van Lierre MPHS Jan 66