Weekly update: 10th – 16th July 2023

This week:

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

Anniversary of the Italian release of the film Pretty Woman (1990)
Worksheet: Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Speak Up Video: Oh, Pretty Woman
Lyric videos for the Original Soundtrack

1972, after his first session with photographer Masayoshi Sukita the previous day, David Bowie attended Lou Reed’s first UK concert at London’s King Cross Cinema, where Mick Rock photographed the Transformer album cover.
Walk On The Wild Side Worksheet Karaoke video

1958, Julia Lennon, John’s mother, was killed in a car accident returning from a visit to Aunt Mimi’s, who was raising 17-year-old John.
Julia Lyric Video

1984, Queen’s single ‘It’s A Hard Life’ was released in the UK.
Lyric video
Let Me Live Worksheet

Number Ones, 10th July:

UK Gerry & The Pacemakers-I Like It
US The Essex-Easier Said Than Done

UK Slade-Skweeze Me Pleeze Me
US Billy Preston-Will It Go Round In Circles

UK Rod Stewart-Baby Jane
US The Police-Every Breath You Take Worksheet

UK Gabrielle-Dreams

UK Evanescence-Bring Me To Life
US Clay Aiken-This Is The Night

UK Icona Pop-I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)
US Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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