She was named ”Swift Constable” at a junior high school party, but Taylor Swift says her birthday is still quite special.
Swift posted the love note she wrote to singer Don McLean last week on Twitter, and revealed that she’d delivered the flowers she’d bought for McLean earlier in the week.
The flowers were in support of McLean, now 70, who broke the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a male singer/songwriter on the Billboard Hot 100. McLean’s first hit was ”American Pie,” which is included on ”American Pie” by his musical alter ego, Tom Sawyer.
A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Dec 28, 2016 at 1:56pm PST
McLean shared the tweet of Swift’s note alongside his own. She wrote: ”I had the pleasure of meeting you a few weeks ago. You are beautiful inside and out. I am so proud of you. And if we were gonna break a record, I don’t think we could’ve done better than this. More importantly, I hope you enjoy your flowers. I know you will. Love, Taylor.”
It’s been a big year for McLean, who also recently said farewell to McLeanFest, a three-day music festival that McLean hosted at his Bucks County estate between 2001 and 2003. McLean is now working on new material, he said, though he hopes to tour in the future.
”This is a time in my life I never imagined, or that I thought that was possible, until now, and I think that’s exciting,” he said. ”I don’t know how it’s going to affect me, but I feel a little nervous. It’s exciting to think I can make some music again. I don’t feel like I’ve ever had a time when I haven’t made music, and I don’t know how long I can maintain that. I feel like there’s probably a very limited time left in me. I need to get going and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Swift also sent flowers last week to Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters, who tweeted a picture of the note. She wrote, ”Happy birthday to the greatest composer of the ’60s … thanks for making me a fan!!”
Swift said she once was fan of Waters’ music, but was also a fan of the progressive band Toto.