The Day The Music Died: American Pie: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer and more

‘The Day The Music Died: American Pie’ is a documentary exploring Don McLean’s narrative behind the titular iconic song and its inspirational aspects amid America’s predicaments during the 1950s.

Release date

‘The Day The Music Died: American Pie’ is set to premiere on July 19, 2022, exclusively on Paramount+.

Cast and creators

  • Garth Brooks
  • Brian Wilson
  • Peter Gallagher
  • Don McLean

Synopsis

“The story of America– our past and our future. More than just a song or a man, this film is about a cultural moment in America’s history that has followed us from the 1970s. Featuring a new generation of artists, inspired by the same values & ideas that inspired Don McLean in writing American Pie – one of the great musical touchstones of pop music and culture.”

Other details

‘The Day The Music Died: American Pie’ will focus on the classic song ‘American Pie’ and its influence on pop culture and the cultural context of its initial release, specifically how the song still resonates with audiences during times of turmoil.

Trailer

Apart from interviews with Garth Brooks, Brian Wilson, Peter Gallagher, and Don McLean himself, the trailer also features footage of both the past and the present while also teasing some more insights by McLean.


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