Billboard #1 Hits: “#259: ” Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey”- Paul McCartney. September 4, 1971. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single:” Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey”- Paul McCartney
- Record Company-Apple
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Paul and Linda McCartney
- Time: 4:49
- B-side: “Too Many People
- Album- Ram
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in Canada and New Zealand.
This song is similar to the medley of songs on side 2 of Abbey Road- several unfinished song fragments stitched together. Also thrown in are sound effects like a thunderstorm and rain. Paul has said that the Uncle Albert part was based on his Uncle Albert and kind of an apology from Paul’s generation to Albert’s and the Admiral Halsey- the American World War II admiral- an authority figure not to be ignored. This is a playful song- I don’t think of it as a major piece of work but I’ve always enjoyed hearing it.