Don McLean

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Don McLean

Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", an 8.5-minute folk rock "cultural touchstone" about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation.His other hit singles include "Vincent", "Dreidel", a rendition of Roy Orbison's "Crying", a rendition of the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You", and "Wonderful Baby". His composition "And I Love You So" has been sung by Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, and others, and in 2000, Madonna had a hit with a rendition of "American Pie". In 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don McLean has received more than 2,568,201 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 463rd most popular singer.

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  • 2.6M

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  • 52.84

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Don McLean ranks 466 out of 3,001Before him are Séverine, Zeynab Khanlarova, Anette Olzon, Daddy Yankee, Carly Simon, and Brenda Lee. After him are Tito Schipa, Verka Serduchka, Mongo Santamaría, Bobby Kimball, Claudio Villa, and Cissy Houston.

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Among people born in 1945, Don McLean ranks 136Before him are Phil Jackson, Pirri, Robert Wyatt, Roland Joffé, Viktor Saneyev, and Carly Simon. After him are Piero Ferrari, Marek Grechuta, Marthe Keller, Momčilo Krajišnik, Ilija Petković, and Henry Winkler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don McLean ranks 2,628 out of 12,171Before him are Brenda Lee (1944), Miguel Ferrer (1955), Gerard Damiano (1928), Artie Shaw (1910), Don S. Davis (1942), and Charles Dow (1851). After him are John Havlicek (1940), Eric Schmidt (1955), George Ellery Hale (1868), Philip Sheridan (1831), Paul Sorvino (1939), and Ted Nelson (1937).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Don McLean ranks 138Before him are Dusty Hill (1949), Taylor Swift (1989), Pink (1979), Daddy Yankee (1977), Carly Simon (1945), and Brenda Lee (1944). After him are Bobby Kimball (1947), Cissy Houston (1933), Lana Del Rey (1985), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), and Randy Newman (1943).