Song of the Day #4,454: ‘Vincent’ – Don McLean

Don McLean’s 1971 album American Pie is best known for its epic title track, of course, but it spawned another hit single in ‘Vincent.’

This lovely song was inspired by the life and death of painter Vincent Van Gogh, who suffered from mental illness and committed suicide at just 37.

McLean had this to say about the inspiration for one of his most beloved songs:

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