Since the 1960s, Don McLean has been telling stories with his songs. He was drawn to Buddy Holly as a child and eventually gravitated towards folk music. When he was in his early twenties, he toured with the legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger. Then in 1971, he hit the big time with his hit "American Pie" It has been ranked as one of the "Songs of the Century" by the RIAA and made him an international songwriting superstar. Get a further look into the rise of his career and the life of Don McLean with this special extended look at The Big Interview with Dan Rather.
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