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Don McLean

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Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Known to fans as the "American Troubadour" or "King of the Trail", he is best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", an eight-and-a-half-minute folk rock "cultural touchstone" about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don McLean has received more than 4,838,248 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Don McLean is the 417th most popular singer (up from 489th in 2019), the 2,554th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,928th in 2019) and the 132nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 55.31

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  • 36

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  • 3.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Don McLean ranks 417 out of 3,528Before him are Mia Martini, Ali Farka Touré, Lana Del Rey, Faustina Bordoni, Maggie Reilly, and Taylor Swift. After him are Isabella Colbran, Helena Vondráčková, Janet Jackson, Cissy Houston, Freddy Quinn, and Tino Rossi.

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Among people born in 1945, Don McLean ranks 145Before him are Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, George Alencherry, Meir Dagan, Richard R. Schrock, and Rhonda Byrne. After him are Gal Costa, George Dzundza, Luis Ocaña, Everett McGill, Carly Simon, and Mustafa Balel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don McLean ranks 2,554 out of 18,182Before him are Sue Lyon (1946), Joe Dante (1946), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Taylor Swift (1989), Chris Rock (1965), and John Grinder (1940). After him are Rodney Alcala (1943), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Ed McBain (1926), Charlie Wilson (1933), Frank Marshall (1877), and Rip Torn (1931).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Don McLean ranks 132Before him are Carl Perkins (1932), Percy Sledge (1941), Chubby Checker (1941), Ariana Grande (1993), Lana Del Rey (1985), and Taylor Swift (1989). After him are Janet Jackson (1966), Cissy Houston (1933), Andy Williams (1927), Barry Manilow (1943), Ronnie Spector (1943), and Carly Simon (1945).

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