NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Don McLean!
Donald McLean, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 69 on Thursday.
McLean, a singer and songwriter, was born Oct. 2, 1945. He is most famous for the 1971 album "American Pie," containing the song "American Pie."
In 2004, McLean was inaugurated into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In February 2012 McLean won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Life Time Achievement award. In March 2012, the PBS network broadcast a feature length documentary about the life and music of Don McLean called "American Troubadour" produced by four-time Emmy Award winning film maker Jim Brown.
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