‘American Pie’ and the History of Mysterious Rock Lyrics

April 17, 2015 10:27 PM

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‘American Pie’ and the History of Mysterious Rock Lyrics

From Don McLean and Bruce Springsteen to the Beatles, the hit songs we hum have often not meant what we think

Earlier this month, one of the greatest mysteries in rock ’n’ roll was finally solved. The unnamed “king” and “jester on the sidelines” in Don McLean’s iconic 1971 song “American Pie” were revealed to be Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, respectively.

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