DON McLEAN Original 45rpm Record : American Pie ( Parts 1 + 2 ) in Mint Like New Pristine Condition. The classic song that became a cultural phenomenon. Don McLean's original recording of "American Pie" took place on May 26th, 1971, in New York City. It received airplay , and some limited attention , before it was a single, in June 1971, when New York's WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM played the song to mark the closing of the famous "rock ballroom" Fillmore East. United Artists released it as a single in November 1971. The song very quickly reached Number One in the US and Number Two in the UK , and in 1991 a re-release made it back into the UK Top Ten. This Original 45rpm is the First Pressing Original U.S. Release on United Artists Records : UAST-7879-B-RE1 : 50856 -Parts 1 ( Side A ) + 2 ( Side B ) with Original Picture Sleeve. Vinyl and Original Picture Sleeve are both in Mint Like New Condition. This original 45 Vinyl looks to be brand new and never played , and still has it's original high glossy sheen. An Original American Pie Collectible , and genuine piece of Music History in Mint Pristine Condition. Check these sites to learn more about the cultural impact of this unique song. > http://www.levitt.co.uk/interpret.html > http://www.tunefan.com/donmclean.htm > http://wilstar.com/midi/americanpie-print.htm > http://oldies.about.com/od/70spopandsoul/f/ampiehistory.htm . Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.