(Book). Having two mega-hits ("American Pie" and "Vincent") back-to-back in the early 1970s rocketed Don McLean to international superstar status. Four decades and hundreds of original songs later, he's charted 21 singles (including five number one hits worldwide), played thousands of live concerts and sold millions of records. Universally recognized as one of America's most brilliant songwriters, his unique songs have been performed and recorded by a Who's Who of elite entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Madonna, Chet Atkins, Fred Astaire, George Michael, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Julio Iglesias, Josh Groban, Shirley Bassey, and many others. This deluxe hard-cover coffee-table autobiography recounts the upbringing and adventures of America's legendary singer-songwriter including the stories behind his songs "American Pie," "Vincent," "And I Love You So," and many other iconic songs that defined a generation. Jam-packed with beautiful full-color rare photos of McLean through his entire life, reproductions of album covers and hand-written lyrics, McLean's story in his own words, and much much more, this deluxe collectible edition features 382 pages which all Don McLean fans will enjoy. Each copy in this numbered edition of 1500 copies is signed personally by Don McLean. Each book is shipped in a protective case to ensure no defects.