Don McLean's Torquay show celebrates 50th anniversary of American Pie

Torbay Weekly

Tickets are on sale for the 50th anniversary celebration of Don McLean’s much-loved American Pie album at Torquay's Princess Theatre.

In 1971, Don McLean released American Pie as a double-A single and it charted within a month.

Interest from the media and public sent the single to Number One in the United States - and Don to international stardom.

Despite decades of attempted interpretations, Don has always remained enigmatic as to the song's meaning and the mystery remains to this day!

The American Troubadour has had Top 20 singles worldwide with American Pie, Vincent, Cryin, And I Love You So, Wonderful Baby, Since I Don’t Have you, It’s Just The Sun and If We Try.

Madonna, Drake and Garth Brooks are among many artists who have also recorded Don’s songs.

He is an inductee of the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a BBC Lifetime achievement award.

This year, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which can be found in front of The Pie Hole Bakery, between Hollywood and Vine.

Don McLean is live at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, for one night only on Saturday, September 17, 2022. For tickets, go to