WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND – GRAND FUNK – 1973

NEWS
•    A cease-fire was called and the first American prisoners began to come home from North Viet Nam.
•    The World Trade Center in New York becomes the tallest building in the world
•    The Arab Oil Embargo shot Gasoline prices up by 80%.
•    Sky Lab:  (United States’ first space station) is launched
•    Agnew was out, Gerald Ford in as Vice President     (Agnew is the only Vice President in U.S. history to resign because of criminal charges.)
•    The draft officially ended.
•    Alaska Oil Pipeline bill is passed to allow construction of a pipeline
•    Watergate Hearings begin in the United States Senate and President Richard Nixon tells the nation, “I am not a crook.”

FADS and Entertainment
•    MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” “The Exorcist”
•    T.V.:  “All In The Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “Hawaii Five-O” and ““M*A*S*H”
•    The Cuisinart Food Processor hits the market.
•    “Charlie” was the new perfume. 
•    In a Tennis Match billed as the battle of the sexes Ms. Billy Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs
•    Elvis Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers

DEAD

•    Pablo Picasso

•    Bruce Lee

•    Jim Croce

•    J.R.R. Tolkien

#1@1

•    It’s the title track from their album that sold more than 25 million records
•    It was the group’s first #1 single
•    The song was sung by Don Brewer rather than Mark Farner, who usually took lead vocals.
•    It is the 99th song on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.
•    The line “Sweet Sweet Connie was doing her act” is about Connie Hamzy, a famous groupie known as “Sweet Connie.” According to Hamzy, she didn’t have “the whole band,” as stated in the lyrics, but she came pretty close – Mark Farner was a holdout.
•    Here’s “We’re An American Band” Your  Number 1 @ 1 From September 1973


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