Paul McCartney the LP ” Ram” on May 17, 1971. It was the second studio album by…

Written by on May 19, 2018


Paul McCartney the LP ” Ram” on May 17, 1971. It was the second studio album by Paul McCartney, made in collaboration with his wife Linda McCartney. The album was recorded amid McCartney’s legal action in the United Kingdom’s High Court to dissolve the Beatles’ partnership, following the band’s break-up the year before. It is the only album credited to the couple. It was recorded in New York with guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken, and future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell. Its release coincided with a period of bitter acrimony between McCartney and his former bandmate John Lennon, who perceived verbal slights in the lyrics to songs such as “Too Many People”.

On release, Ram was unfavorably received by the majority of music critics, although opinion has become more positive in subsequent decades. The album was a commercial success nonetheless, topping the national albums charts in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. Three singles were issued from Ram: “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”, which was McCartney’s first number 1 hit in America as a solo artist.

So it would be fair to say that Admiral Halsey first came to the US 47 years ago today.

Did you like the LP when you first heard it?

Happy 47th Birthday to the LP “Ram”!!




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