Don McLean wrote his song American Pie about when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died.
Quote from Don Mclean
If something comes up I might write about it, but without an outlet the whole thing winds down.
In my opinion Don McLean should advance in our tournament because he is a strong powerful singer. Don McLean doesn't just sing for his entertainment, he sings about his life, memories, and history. Now a days people just sing about nothing, their music has no meaning and they just sing to get famous. Like Don McLean's quote says If something comes up I might write about it, but without an outlet the whole thing winds down. If there is no reason or meaning to the song then whats the point of writing it. He writes for himself to get it out there and he wright to inform his fans about stuff that happened or is happening in his life or even in yours. From his young ages to his old ages he's been singing for him and you, and everybody.