UNCLE ALBERT/ADMIRAL HALSEY – Paul McCartney
#1 – September 4th, 1971
- Apollo 14 lands on the Moon and safley returns to Earh.
- Charlie Manson & his “family” sentenced to death.
- D. B. Cooper jumps out of a passenger jet with $200,000!
- A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect in the U.S.
- Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States.
- Attica Prison riots: – A revolt breaks out at the maximum-security prison in Attica, New York. In the end, state police and the United States National Guard storm the facility; 42 are killed, 10 of them hostages.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “Shaft” “Dirty Harry” & “The Last Picture Show”
- T.V.: “McCloud” “McMillan & Wife” and “Columbo” and “All In The Family”
- In Arizona we got to gaze upon the London Bridge in Lake Havasu for the 1st time!
- Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden.
- The newest fashions, “Hot Pants” and “moon boots”.
- The “Hard Rock Café” opened in London.
- The Concert for Bangladesh is held in NYC.
- Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida
- The Montreux Casino burns down during a Frank Zappa concert. The event is memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".
- Jim Morrison
- Duane Allman
- From the album Ram.
- Paul McCartney won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists in 1971 for the song.
- McCartney said "Uncle Albert" was based on his uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly, and when the song was coming it was like a nostalgia thing."McCartney also said, "As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey. (Naval officer and the commander of the United States Third Fleet during part of the Pacific War against Japan. Earlier, he had commanded the South Pacific Theater during desperate times.)
- Putting 2 of his unfinished songs together would give him a post Beatles #1.
- Paul McCartney “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” Your #1 @ 1 from September 1971.