Weekly update: 12th – 18th December 2022

This week:

1998, Michael sang an impromptu ‘Heal The World’ at the Grand Opening of the $450 million Royal Towers of Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Heal The World: WorksheetLyric Video

2000, it was announced that Queen would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
We Are The Champions: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1973, Queen played 2 shows at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, supporting Mott The Hoople, with Brian May’s parents in the audience.
We Will Rock You: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono performed with The Plastic Ono Band, featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Billy Preston, at a UNICEF benefit at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, launching the ‘War Is Over’ campaign. This was John’s last performance in England.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over): WorksheetSpeak Up magazineTric n Trac (audio translation)

1995, Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ was at Number 1 for the second week in the UK, debuting in the chart one week before. It remained there for six weeks, becoming the Christmas Number 1.
Worksheet Lyric Video

1963, Elvis Presley presented the mayor with his annual holiday season donation to Memphis charities, checks totalling $55,000.
Hound Dog: WorksheetLyric Video

International Migrants Day
Englishman In New York – Sting
The City of Chicago – Christy Moore

Number Ones, 12th December:

UK Frank Ifield-Lovesick Blues
US The Four Seasons-Big Girls Don’t Cry

UK Chuck Berry-My Ding A Ling
US Helen Reddy-I Am Woman

UK The Jam – Beat Surrender
US Toni Basil-Mickey

UK Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You
US Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You

UK Daniel Bedingfield-If You’re Not The One
US Eminem-Lose Yourself

UK Olly Murs-Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
US Rihanna-Diamonds Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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