Don McLean – The meaning of American Pie



Just for old time’s sake.

Uploaded on Feb 15, 2007 by lonestarsound

This is a revision to previously posted videos. I was fortunate enough to go to the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake IA and speak firsthand with many who were there including Tommy Allsup who flipped the coin with Ritchie Valens. This version corrects some factual errors and includes new footage from the SURF

6 thoughts on “Don McLean – The meaning of American Pie

    1. Thanks Angel-NYC, although the song earmarked the end of an era, it always makes me feel good when I hear it. It’s like the dreams that were lost I am reminded of.

  1. Millard @ 6:24 pm
    There is nothing like good lyrics put to good music. It speaks Truth. It hits the heart core. “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
    I would also add, Speak the Truth…Softly or Harshly…the Truth, which is not always “Pretty”.
    Regardless of Genre, there are songs that have reached right through me, as if they knew me.

  2. Well done.
    A classic song about the death of the classic America – at least my generation’s classic America. I have always viewed music from the mid-60’s to the mid-70’s as a period of death-like convulsions in our society. Real, honest revelations in song regarding questions of life, real observations, deep emotion and heartfelt political defiance. Without real answers of remedy from those who heard those questions, and without real action, those pivotal questions continued to hang on the branches of the tree of American culture until they rotted along with the society they sought to understand.
    We – American Patriots – are left with a rotted culture, a stolen government, an enslaved populace who live in a dream-like trance, a deliberately poisoned environment and a shredded and tattered Constitution and Bill of Rights. But we are also left with a legacy of freedom hard won; a faith in the Almighty Creator; the understanding of how things ought to have been; and the fire in our bones to sprout anew those ancient truths and cherished ideals. Let’s make such an end of it that in the future, memories of our country’s failures will only be told as grim fairy tales to our children to warn against allowing it to happen again.

    God Bless the Republic
    Death to the New World Order

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