Weekly update: 13th – 19th December 2021

This week:

13th
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


14th
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

15th
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)

16th
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

17th
1963, Elvis Presley presented the mayor with his annual holiday season donation to Memphis charities, checks totalling $55,000.
Hound Dog: WorksheetLyric Video

18th
International Migrants Day
Worksheets:
Englishman In New York – Sting
The City of Chicago – Christy Moore

19th
1974, Paul McCartney and George Harrison met at the Plaza Hotel in New York, to facilitate John Lennon who didn’t turn up, to sign documents to formally end The Beatles. Ringo Starr signed before in the UK and John signed at Disney World Florida ten days later.
Hello Goodbye: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

Number Ones, 13th December:

1961
UK Frankie Vaughan – Tower of Strength
US The Marvelettes-Please Mr. Postman

1971
UK Benny Hill-Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

US Sly & The Family Stone-Family Affair

1981
UK Human League-Don’t You Want Me
US Olivia Newton-John-Physical

1991
UK George Michael & Elton John-Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
US Michael Jackson-Black Or White

2001
UK Daniel Bedingfield-Gotta Get Through This
US Mary J. Blige-Family Affair

2011
UK X Factor Finalists 2011-Wishing On A Star (feat. JLS and One Direction)
US Rihanna-We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

2021
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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