release - 1971
album art - George Whiteman
The cover on which McLean looks at us with a raised thumb and American flag still appeals to the imagination.
Donald 'Don' McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs 'American Pie' and 'Vincent'.
The discography of Don McLean consists of twenty studio albums, three live albums, eight compilation albums, and sixteen singles..