IN THE YEAR 1971

HOW MUCH THINGS COST IN 1971
  • CHARGER SUPER BEE $3271.00

  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents

  • Average Cost of new house $25,250.00

  • Average Income per year $10,600.00

  • Average Monthly Rent $150.00

  • United States postage Stamp 8 cents

  • Movie Ticket $1.50
MUSIC HIGHLITS of 1971
  • The Beatles officially confirm the long-circulating rumor that they are separating permanently to pursue individual careers. The split is attributed to both musical and managerial differences.

  • The Rolling Stones release their first single on their new label, Rolling Stones Records, "Brown Sugar." It goes to number one on the charts.

  • Rod Stewart, after leaving the Faces, has his first major hit single when "Maggie May" rises to number one.

  • In November, Don McLean releases the album American Pie, whose title single catapults him to worldwide fame.

  • Alice Cooper emerges as the leading exponent of theatrical "shock rock." Rock'n'roll begins to fragment into many different styles: "Latin rock," "jazz rock," "soul rock," and "religious rock," to name a few.

  • Simon & Garfunkel announce that they are separating to pursue individual careers.

  • The U.S. Jaycees present an award to Elvis Presley, citing him as one of the 10 outstanding young men in America.
THE TOP 10 SINGLES of 1971:
  • Joy To The World - Three Dog Night (First chart appearance: 3/27/71; Highest position: #1)

  • It's Too Late - Carole King (5/22/71; #1)

  • How Do You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees (7/3/71; #1)

  • Indian Reservation - The Raiders (5/29/71; #1)

  • One Bad Apple - The Osmonds (1/23/71; #1)

  • Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond (8/21/71; #1)

  • Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations (2/20/71; #1)

  • Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver with Fat City (6/26/71; #2)

  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart (8/28/71; #1)

  • Knock Three Times - Dawn (12/5/70; #1)
MY PICS FOR SINGLES of 1971:
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

  • Imagine - John Lennon

  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

  • Riders On the Storm - The Doors

  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart

  • Roundabout - Yes
THE TOP 10 ALBUMS of 1971:
  • All Things Must Pass - George Harrison

  • Chicago III - Chicago

  • Close To You - Carpenters

  • Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart

  • Greatest Hits - Sly & The Family Stone

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Soundtrack

  • Love Story - Soundtrack

  • Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon - James Taylor

  • The Partridge Family Album - The Partridge Family

  • Pearl - Janis Joplin
THE TOP 10 MOVIES of 1971:
  • Billy Jack

  • The French Connection

  • Diamonds Are Forever

  • Carnal Knowledge

  • A Clockwork Orange

  • Dirty Harry

  • Harold And Maude

  • Shaft

  • Play Misty For Me
THE TOP 10 TV SHOWS of 1971:
  • All in the Family

  • The Flip Wilson Show

  • Marcus Welby, M.D.

  • Gunsmoke

  • The ABC Movie of the Week

  • Sanford and Son

  • Mannix

  • Funny Face

  • Adam 12

  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
NEWS HIGHLIGHT of 1971:
The Apollo 15 astronauts explore the moon's surface riding in a battery-operated vehicle known as Lunar Rover.
SPORTS HIGHLIGHT of 1971:
Baseball:
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 3

Football:
The Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 on January 16, 1972 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in Super Bowl VI

Basketball:
The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Baltimore Bullets 4 games to 0

Hockey:
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3