Weekly update: 12th – 18th April 2021

This week:

12th
International Day of Human Space Flight
Space Oddity – David Bowie: WorksheetLyric Video

13th
2009, BBC Radio 2 announced that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was the second most played song in public places in the last 75 years.
WorksheetLyric Video Speak Up Video

14th
1989, Whitney Houston presented Michael Jackson with a Special Achievement Award at Neverland Ranch, in a live video link to the first World Music Awards show in Monaco.
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All: Worksheet Lyric Video

15th
Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (1912)
My Heart Will Go On – Céline Dion: Worksheet Lyric Video

16th
1973, John Lennon was interviewed at the Beverly Hills Hotel by friend Elliot Mintz, a journalist who the previous year had lost his radio job for playing Some Time In New York City in its entirety. Lennon claimed he and Yoko did not have marital problems.
Imagine: Worksheet Lyric Video

17th
1960, Elvis Presley and girlfriend Anita Wood attended Easter Sunday Mass at Memphis’ First Assembly of God Church, but had to leave when their presence caused a disruption.
Take Me To Church – Hozier: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

18th
2015, Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney. They then performed ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ together.
With A Little Help From My Friends: WorksheetLyric Video

Number Ones, 12th April:

1961
UK Elvis Presley-Wooden Heart
US The Marcels-Blue Moon

1971
UK T.Rex-Hot Love
US The Temptations-Just My Imagination

1981
UK Shakin’ Stevens-This Ole House
US Hall & Oates-Kiss On My List

1991
UK Chesney Hawkes-The One And Only
US Gloria Estefan-Coming Out Of The Dark

2001
UK Hear’Say-Pure And Simple
US Crazy Town-Butterfly

2011
UK Jennifer Lopez-On the Floor (feat. Pitbull)
US Katy Perry-E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

2021
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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