• Visual style is weak, outside of the splendid songs.
  • American Pie (song) - Wikipedia
  • Elvis Presley | The American Pie Blog

Why would millions of Americans wantto see a white man in blackface, singing a fake Southern songabout a mammy?

American Pie by Don McLean - Song Meanings at Songfacts

Bob Dylan | The American Pie Blog

This charming American folk song is sung here at the height of the Folk Music Era in US culture.
One last thought about the title of the song. refutes the rumor that “American Pie” was the name of the plane that crashed with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper aboard. So forget that one. Snopes quotes Don McLean stating that created the term–and he’s not telling what it means.

Don McLean Finally Explains The Meaning Of 'American Pie'

Mitch Miller frequently included folk songs and very old songs, a kind of music that was gaining in popularity in this era.
Just over a year ago I almost had the opportunity to ask Don McLean about my interpretation of “American Pie”. On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau (where I work) announced that “” occurred at 2:29pm that day. What that means is that the (that is, Current Population Clock that continually updates the estimated resident population of the United States) read 314,159,265, which is the mathematical constant Pi multiplied by 100,000,000.

 

What does Don McLean's song American Pie mean? We have the answer.

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[chorus]
Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
Them good ol’ boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

the year “America Pie” was released
Related to the folk songs: the powerful opening of the episode , a politically charged suspense sequence accompanied by the black spiritual "My Lord Delivered Daniel".


The Story Behind Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"

Many of the songs in this picture werelater recorded by Judy Garland in her Carnegie Hall album, andsung so much better by Garland than Jolson, that it is hard toenthuse about Jolson's versions.