November 03, 2007

The Meaning of American Pie



Mark Simone interviewed Don McLean on WABC redio today. McLean mentioned this youtube video, which he himself has not seen, but which he has heard about.

It attempts to explain the meaning of the song, and I imagine that he has a lot of it right. In any event, the video is filled with interesting facts. Wow--listen for the one about Waylon Jennings

3 comments:

Lindsay Beyerstein said...

Definitely answers some of the questions I had about the song.

I'm not sure if I'm pleased or disappointed. Heh.

Anonymous said...

American Pie was the name of the plane that carried Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, that crashed that night.

The Marching band is the soldiers in Vietnam not Sgt Peppers.

The Jester on the sidelines is Dylan's Motorcycle accident.

The Phantom said...

anonymous
Don't know about the other points but
this one appears incorrect.

It would have been too obvious and crude....