Report: 'American Pie' Singer Don McLean Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
January 18, 2016 at 12:05 PM (PT)
"American Pie" singer DON McLEAN was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge TODAY in MAINE, a jail supervisor told ASSOCIATED PRESS.nMcLEAB posted $10,000 bail at the KNOX COUNTY JAI. Cpl. BRAD WOL said he did not know if the 70-year-old singer/songwriter, a resident of CAMDEN, ME., had a lawyer.
In 2013, McLEAN was fined $400 for driving his CHRYSLER too fast through a MAINE school zone. His attorney argued the school zone warning lights requiring a 15 mph limit were not flashing; police said they were on.
McLEAN's original manuscript and notes to "American Pie" sold at auction for $1.2 million in APRIL. The 1971 hit was about the deaths of BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS and THE BIG BOPPER in a plane crash on FEBRUARY 3rd, 1959 — The Day the Music Died.