Weekly update: 10th – 16th May 2021

This week:

1970, David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song for ‘Space Oddity’, performing the song during the live worldwide broadcast.
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1976, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Selling British Record.
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1960, on the day ABC broadcast Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Elvis, with a 41.5% share, Elvis Presley was at a karate demonstration in Los Angeles where he met his future instructor Ed Parker.
Love Me Tender lyric video
Are You Lonesome Tonight worksheet

1970, the film Let It Be was due to have its world premiere in New York City, but was held back until one week later for simultaneous screenings in London and Liverpool. None of The Beatles attended.
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The Long And Winding Road worksheet

1984, President Ronald Reagan presented Michael Jackson with a Presidential Award for public service at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, DC.
Beat It lyric video
Thriller worksheet

International Day of Families
Worksheet: Ode To My Family – The Cranberries
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1983, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was broadcast on NBC, recorded on March 25th, with an iconic performance of ‘Billie Jean’ featuring Michael Jackson’s first ever moonwalk.
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The Michael Jackson Diary video presentation

Number Ones, 10th May:

UK The Marcels-Blue Moon
US Del Shannon-Runaway

UK Dave & Ansell Collins – Double Barrel
US Three Dog Night-Joy To The World

UK Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
US Sheena Easton-Morning Train (Nine To Five)

UK Cher-Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
US Amy Grant-Baby Baby

UK S Club 7-Don’t Stop Movin’
US Janet Jackson-All For You

UK LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
US Katy Perry-E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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