The Meaning of American Pie

An interesting look into the meaning of the song “American Pie” by Don McLean that became a #1 hit after it was released back in 1971. The song refers to the day the music died which most rock and roll fans recognize as the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in 1959. I’ve always enjoyed this song and now that I have a better understanding of the events being referenced I think i’ll enjoy it even more.