Weekly update: 11th – 17th March 2024

This week:
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

St. Patrick’s Day
Ireland worksheets
Irish Karaoke
Tune Into Ireland
Speak Up videos:
Rattlin’ Bog
The Great Song of Indifference – Bob Geldof

Number Ones, 11th March:

UK Eddie Calvert-Oh, Mein Papa
US Doris Day-Secret Love

UK Cilla Black-Anyone Who Had A Heart
US The Beatles-I Want To Hold Your Hand

UK Suzi Quatro-Devil Gate Drive
US Terry Jacks-Seasons In The Sun

UK Nena-99 Red Balloons
US Van Halen-Jump

UK Mariah Carey-Without You
US Celine Dion-The Power Of Love

UK Peter Andre-Mysterious Girl
US Usher-Yeah

UK Pharrell Williams-Happy Worksheet Speak Up video
US Pharrell Williams-Happy Worksheet Speak Up video

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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