Weekly update: 29th June – 5th July 2020

This week:

2002, as part of his role as Artistic Director of the Meltdown Festival at London’s Royal Festival Hall, David Bowie performed his 1977 Low album in its entirety.
“Heroes” Worksheet Lyric Video

1964, ‘Love Me Do’ became The Beatles’ fourth US Number One, remaining at the top for one week.
An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History Love Me Do Lyric video

The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
Worksheet: This Is War – 30 Seconds To Mars

1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Any Way You Want Me’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ with the Blue Moon Boys and The Jordanaires in a seven-hour session at RCA’s New York studios.
Hound Dog Worksheet Lyric video

1975, Queen opened their own studio, Mountain Studios, in Montreux, Switzerland.
Bohemian Rhapsody Worksheet Karaoke Video

Independence Day in the U.S.A.
American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley
America – West Side Story
American Idiot – Green Day
Speak Up video: Tu Vuò Fà L’Americano


1954, Elvis recorded ‘That’s All Right’, his first single, at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, the Blue Moon Boys.
Elvis listening activity

Number Ones, 29th June:

UK Eddie Cochran-Three Steps To Heaven
US Connie Francis-Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

UK Mungo Jerry-In The Summertime
US The Jackson 5-The Love You Save

UK Don McLean-Crying
US Paul McCartney-Coming Up

UK Elton John-Sacrifice
US Roxette-It Must Have Been Love

UK Black Legend-You See The Trouble With Me
US Enrique Iglesias-Be With You

UK Shout For England-Shout (feat. Dizzee & James Corden)
US Katy Perry-California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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