McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. This is one of the few popular songs where the Lyric truly leads the melody.
Tag: don mclean
Apr 09 2014 by Matt Hendricks
Posted in 70s
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