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Don McLean was born the third of that name in 1945. An acute case of asthma kept him out of school for long periods of time. Don used that time to listen to Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, and his favorite folksingers, the Weavers.

McLean began playing the New York club scene and then in towns along the Hudson River. His mentor, Pete Seeger, took young Don…




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