- Faith: Catholic
- Career: Musician
- Birthday: October 02, 1945
- Fun Fact: Some say McLean’s song “American Pie” has hidden Catholic messages.
Don McLean is a musician, guitarist and songwriter. He’s best known for his hit song “American Pie,” released in 1971. His other hit songs include “Vincent," “Wonderful Baby," “Dreidel,” and “Crying.” McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, and BMI certified that “American Pie” and “Vincent” had reached five million and three million airplay in 2018.
Is Don McLean religious?
McLean was raised in his mother’s Catholic faith, while his father was a Protestant. In his song “American Pie,” McLean references the Holy Trinity, saying, “The three men I admired most; the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost,” which alludes to his Catholic upbringing. However, it’s unclear if McLean still practices Catholicism.
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