Weekly update: 12th – 18th August 2024

This week:
International Youth Day
We Are Young – fun.
Kids – OneRepublic
Speak Up video: We Are Young – fun.

1972, David Bowie and Lou Reed attended Mott The Hoople’s concert in Guildford, with Bowie joining the band onstage for ‘All The Young Dudes’.
Lyric Video

Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side Worksheet

1993, Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’, a remix version of his 1985 single.
Lyric Video

The Show Must Go On Worksheet

This week:

1999, Michael Jackson met the Dalai Lama at the Mark Hotel, New York.
Planet Earth – Michael Jackson: Worksheet Lyric Video

Anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (1977)
Four Elvis worksheets
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Speak Up video: Yes/No questions

Anniversary of the death of Aretha Franklin (2018)
Worksheet: I Say A Little Prayer

1977, over 30,000 fans, many suffering heatstroke, with 300 National Guard troops working on crowd control, lined Elvis Presley Boulevard to pay their respects to The King of Rock and Roll, whose body was laid out for public viewing in Graceland.
Always On My Mind: Worksheet Lyric Video

1985, David Bowie recorded vocals for ‘Absolute Beginners’ at London’s Westside Studios, and was recorded jokingly impersonating Bruce Springsteen, Marc Bolan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Anthony Newley, Iggy Pop and Neil Young.
Absolute Beginners Lyric Video
Fashion Worksheet

Number Ones, 12th August:

UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US The Crew Cuts-Sh-Boom

UK The Beatles-A Hard Day’s Night
US The Beatles-A Hard Day’s Night

UK George McCrae-Rock Your Baby
US Roberta Flack-Feel Like Makin’ Love

UK Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
US Ray Parker Jr.-Ghostbusters

UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories-Stay (I Missed You)

UK Busted-Thunderbirds
US Juvenile-Slow Motion (feat. Soulja Slim)

UK Magic!-Rude
US Magic!-Rude

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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