Weekly update: 6th – 12th July 2020

This week:

1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time when The Quarrymen played at the Woolton Garden Fete. Band member Ivan Vaughan introduced his Liverpool Institute classmate to the others and Paul showed John how to tune a guitar.
The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Worksheet

2009, 17,500 fans attended a memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center, L.A., twelve days after his death. Broadcast live around the world, it was the most streamed event in history.
Heal The World Worksheet Lyric video

1954, Dewey Phillips played ‘That’s All Right’ 15 times on his WHBQ radio show. Elvis Presley was at the cinema, but his parents were listening and picked him up to take him to the station where he was interviewed on air.
Lyric Video
All Shook Up Worksheet

1997, David Bowie filmed the video for ‘Seven Years In Tibet’ in Italy on a day off from the Earthling tour.
Lyric video

2007, Queen guitarist Brian May received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Exeter.
Another One Bites The Dust Worksheet Lyric Video

1969, ‘Space Oddity’, David Bowie’s first RCA single, was released nine days before the moon landing. It was his first chart success, reaching Number 5 in the UK (and became his first UK Number One on its 1975 rerelease).
Worksheet Lyric Video


2003, ‘Michael Jackson joined Barry White’s family on a boat in Santa Monica, L.A., to scatter the ashes of the late soul singer, who died on July 4th, into the sea.
Michael Jackson Feat Barry White – Trouble JAM

Number Ones, 6th July:

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 New Kids On The Block-Step By Step

UK Kylie Minogue-Spinning Around
US Enrique Iglesias-Be With You

UK Katy Perry-California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
US Katy Perry-California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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