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Ed Sheeran sings to Don McLean backstage at concert

Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran came face to face with one of his heroes backstage at a US gig and couldn’t resist playing him a song.

Sheeran was booked to play the Backyard Concert 2018 and ran into the great US songwriter Don McLean.

The pair hit it off and Sheeran sat down with a guitar and played one of McLean’s biggest hits – Vincent.

Ed Sheeran sings to  Don McLean

McLean watched on and was clearly impressed with Sheeran’s performance.

So much so that he tweeted his praise for the young singer.

McLean said: “Ed and I rehearsing Vincent for the big show! Ed is a quick study… turned out great”

The Backyard Concert started a decade ago and raises awareness and money for several great causes including the UCLA Health Autism Program, the Daltrey-Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at UCLA and Teen Cancer America (TCA).

The previous four festivals have raised nearly $10m.

This year saw Sheeran headline the event along with rock legends Roger Daltry and Van Morrison.

Take a look at the video below.

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