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American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault.
The 70-year-old was released from Knox County Jail after posting $10,000 bail.
McLean, who lives in Camden, Maine, had a 1971 hit with American Pie, about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in a plane crash.
It was reported that McLean was held after police were called to a property at 02:00 local time on Monday.
He is set to appear at the Knox County Unified Court, Rockland, on 22 February.
The US singer-songwriter has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide during his career.
He performed at a local lobster festival in Maine in August.
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