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Don McLean Finally Explains The Meaning Of 'American Pie'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment

Don McLean's manuscript for "American Pie" went up for auction at Christie's on Tuesday and sold for $1.2 million, and though he's never really spoken...

Why Don McLean Won't Explain The Meaning Of 'American Pie'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty

As Don McLean prepares the release of his next album "Botanical Gardens," the singer-songwriter is also letting go of a piece of "American Pie," his e...

The Day the Music Died

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Even as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its home in the city of Cleveland, the measure before the board may literally cut the musical heart out of Ohio's public schools.

The End of the '60s? Where Do I Begin...

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its own sake; that it had taught me to think critically and act decisively was a bonus.

What I Learned From Larry Ellison: Lessons in Tech Marketing

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Alan Kelly

When I read the tweets that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had stepped down, an enduring lyric jumped to mind. I tweeted back: The day the music died.

Today Is The 55th Anniversary Of 'The Day The Music Died'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

In the early hours of Feb. 3, 1959, a single-engined, 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed in a cornfield near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing everyone on ...

Conversations With Seymour Stein, Lori Lieberman and Sun Records' Josh Collum, Collin Brace & Julie Roberts, Plus an Ed Kowalczyk Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."

Movie Review: Searching for Sugar Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The strangeness of truth compared to the limits of the human imagination gets a crystalline demonstration in Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man.

Apologies to Don McLean

Leslie Griffith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

Every morning I receive a rundown of news that will never make the mainstream media. Here's a headline worth noting from this week: "Video Leak: U.S. Attack Helicopter Kills Farmers While Pilot Sings."

Anthony D'Amato: A Vivid Voice

Ruth Gerson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

His songs are both classic and current, rooted in Americana and folk, the closest modern comparisons that come to mind are Jeff Tweedy and Rufus Wainwright, with echoes of Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and George Harrison.

The Day The Music Died: Remembering Buddy Holly And Music Legends Lost In The Crash

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

February 3 marks the 52nd anniversary of "The Day The Music Died." On this day in 1959, a plane carrying musical legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens,...

Be First in Your Age Group to Embrace Technology

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don McNay

The New York Times recently had a fascinating article about a car that Google is working on that can drive itself. I want one.

"Hanukkah Rocks": My Only Slightly Guilty Playlist for This Year's Festival of Lights

David Wild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wild

Here are some songs that will go down easy for just about anybody along with a few latkes and an extra serving of holiday spirit.

Fear Of Flying: Top Ten Most Mysterious Airplane Incidents

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Glynnis MacNicol

The most recent addition to this list is last week's report of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 plane, which overshot its destination by 150 miles.

HuffPost Reviews: Pearl Jam, Monsters of Folk and More, Plus an Interview with David Gray, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So this is what Pearl Jam would sound like after hanging with George Thorogood. It's great to hear the guys trying on old school rock 'n' roll and putting their moniker on it.

Mew At The Troubadour, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This, and Stephen Schwartz Gets Five For Fighting

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Mellencamp says his next album was made in part at Sun Studios. "Everything was set up exactly as Cash and Elvis Presley recorded."

Folk U (Day 2): 10 Best of the Fest Moments

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

Here's a look at highlights and the final four acts of the 19th Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado.

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

The Day the Music Died

Michael Pattison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Pattison

Don McLean saw February 3, 1959 as The Day the Music Died, but really it was the day the legend of Buddy Holly was born.