Weekly update: 11th – 17th July 2022

This week:

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

World Day For International Justice
Biko – Peter Gabriel
They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) – Sting / Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2

Number Ones, 11th July:

UK Mike Sarne- Come Outside (with Wendy Richard)
US David Rose-The Stripper

UK Donny Osmond-Puppy Love
US Bill Withers-Lean On Me

UK Captain Sensible-Happy Talk
US Human League-Don’t You Want Me

UK Erasure-Abba-esque
US Sir Mix-A-Lot-Baby Got Back

UK Elvis Presley-A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
US Nelly-Hot In Herre

UK will.i.am-This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons)
US Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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