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Former New Rochelle newspaper boy gets his own mural as American Pie creator Don McLean comes home.

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A long long time ago I can still remember how

That music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance

That I could make those people dance

And maybe they'd be happy for a while


But February made me shiver

With every paper I'd deliver


Bad news on the doorstep

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The only job Don McLean ever had that wasn't connected to music was as a paperboy delivering in the streets of New Rochelle where he grew up.

McLean, now a classic rock star, would distribute the Standard Star, which covered the city. Besides that, any money McLean earned before he made it big still involved music, even if it meant performing at kids' birthday parties. 

"I was sort of, for a while, a town joke," McLean said. "Who does this guy think he is, he's playing the banjo and the guitar and everybody else is getting serious about going to New York and getting a job."

To read more on lohud:

https://eu.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/new-rochelle/2019/11/07/don-mclean-new-rochelle-mural/4176317002/

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