Weekly update: 11th – 17th May 2020

This week:

1976, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Selling British Record.
Lyric video
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.
Lyric video
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.
Lyric video
The Michael Jackson Diary video presentation
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Worksheet: Telephone – Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé) – Lyric Video
Worksheet: Call Me – Blondie – Lyric Video
Endangered Species Day
Worksheet: Roar – Katy Perry – Lyric video
Number Ones, 11th May:

UK The Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown 
US Elvis Presley – Stuck On You

UK England World Cup Squad – Back Home  
US The Guess Who – American Woman

UK Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno 
US Blondie – Call MeWorksheet   

UK Adamski – Killer 
US Nothing Compares 2 U-Sinéad O’Connor

UK Britney Spears – Oops I Did It Again 
US Santana-Maria Maria

UK Good Times-Roll Deep
US Nothin’ On You-B.oB. feat. Bruno Mars

UK Drake-Toosie Slide
US THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi-THE SCOTTS

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