Jackson, Blair
January 2005
Mix;Jan2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p126
The article reports on the huge success of the song "American Pie," by Don McLean. It appreciates that rarely has a song captured the imagination of both the pop mainstream and the hip underground to the degree that this song did. Even at more than eight-and a-half minutes long, AM and FM radio couldn't get enough of it. Newspapers and magazines ran detailed lyric analyses of the song, which seemed to encompass the history and culture of rock 'n' roll.


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