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Don McLean


  • Folk
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  • Space
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  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 2012
  • 1950
  • 2000

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“Starry Starry Night” redirects here. For the Don McLean live album, see Starry Starry Night (album). “Vincent” is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist. McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S. In 2000, PBS aired Don McLean: Starry, Starry Night, a concert special that was filmed in Austin, Texas. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ How you suffered for your sanity ... What you tried to say to me ... How you tried to set them free

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More songs by Don Mclean (See Charts): Wonderful Baby, And I Love You So, The Grave, Castles In The Air, Birthday Song, Everyday, Empty Chairs, Love In My Heart, It'S Just The Sun, and Superman'S Ghost.

Popular in Folk (See Charts): Blowin' In The Wind, Don'T Think Twice It'S Alright, Father And Son, Banana Boat Song, I Want You, Suzanne, The Blower'S Daughter, Positively 4th Street, Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, and I Don'T Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest.


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