Weekly update: 10th – 16th March 2025

This week:

2007, Michael Jackson visited 3,000 US troops and their families at Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan.
You Are Not Alone: WorksheetLyric Video

1976, the Jackson brothers, except Jermaine, signed to CBS/Epic, changing their name to The Jacksons because Motown had copyrighted The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5 –ABC: Worksheet Lyric Video

1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office, London. The other Beatles were not present.
The Beatles – Till There Was You: Worksheet Lyric Video

Jewel Day
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe: WorksheetLyric Video

1983, Michael Jackson was filming the video for ‘Beat It’ with 25 dancers and 50 gang members, on Skid Row, Hollywood.
Lyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1993, ‘Jump They Say’ about David’s half-brother Terry, was released, proceeds going to a charity run by Arsenio Hall. Bowie’s first solo album in six years, Black Tie White Noise, co-produced by Nile Rodgers, came out three weeks later.
Full album: Lyric Videos

1971, The Beatles’ Let It Be won a Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture. Paul, with Linda, collected the award from John Wayne, saying just “Thank you”.
Full album: Lyric Videos

Number Ones, 10th March:
UK Ruby Murray – Softly Softly
US McGuire Sisters – Sincerely

UK The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You
US The Temptations-My Girl

UK Telly Savalas – If
US Olivia Newton-John-Have You Never Been Mellow

UK Dead Or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
US REO Speedwagon-Can’t Fight This Feeling

UK Celine Dion-Think Twice
US Madonna – Take A Bow

UK Nelly – Over and Over (feat. Tim McGraw)
US 50 Cent-Candy Shop

UK Ellie Goulding-Love Me Like You Do
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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