Cracked’s ‘One Hit Blunders’: 5 Bizarre Background Details About ‘American Pie’

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Oh, And Don McLean May Be A Monster

(TW: Abuse Claims)

So far as his music profession is worried, Don McLean has had a status for being greater than a little bit of a diva. Comic and singer/songwriter Pat Godwin has an incredible story about his expertise working with Don McLean on a gig again within the ’80s, and it’s virtually a masterclass in why you must by no means piss off your opening act. Practically three many years on, Godwin nonetheless maintains his hatred of each Don McLean and “American Pie,” and after sharing his story, he’s came upon he’s removed from the one opener McLean has handled like rubbish. 

As for his private life, buckle up as a result of issues are about to get darkish. On January 18, 2016, Don McLean’s spouse, Patrisha, referred to as 911 on her husband for home assault. Don McLean was arrested with out incident and later charged with six misdemeanor counts, to which he pleaded not responsible. Later, he pleaded responsible to 4 of these prices as a part of a plea settlement which additionally allowed his cost of home violence assault to be dismissed after a 12 months. This additionally allowed McLean to keep away from any jail time and pay solely a $3,000 wonderful. This occasion was the catalyst that led to the couple’s divorce after 29 years of marriage.

Knox County Jail

Not an excellent search for Mr. Rose-Coloured-Nostalgia.

Within the wake of the divorce, Patrisha McLean based Discovering Our Voices, a corporation aimed toward elevating consciousness for home assault victims within the state of Maine. Patrisha has not been shy about sharing all of her ex-husband’s lawyer’s makes an attempt to maintain Don McLean’s title from being talked about within the group’s actions. On the opening of the group’s inaugural artwork exhibit, confirmed a typed letter she claims Don had compelled her to signal stating that the fights that they had have been her fault, blaming her “premenstrual psychological disturbances.” Yeesh. 

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