Don McLean – Vincent (Leaping Ahead #240)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #240: 160827

[A song from my teenage years]

Released in May 1971 this is a tribute to Vincent van Gogh, also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”. It’s a reference to Van Gogh’s painting ‘The Starry Night’, but the song also describes different paintings done by the artist. It was created on the 100th anniversary of the midpoint of Van Gogh’s life. Van Gogh – the man who loved the sun – is also one of my all-time favourite artists.

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