Weekly update: 13th – 19th May 2024

This week:

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.
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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.
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The Michael Jackson Diary video presentation

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Worksheet: Telephone – Lady Gaga (featuring Beyoncé)Lyric Video
Worksheet: Call Me – BlondieLyric Video

Endangered Species Day
Worksheet: Roar – Katy PerryLyric video

1976, Queen’s single ‘You’re My Best Friend’ was released in the UK.
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Somebody To Love Worksheet

1968, John Lennon’s relationship with Yoko Ono began when they recorded the album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins at Kenwood, his Surrey home, while wife Cynthia was on a two-week holiday in Greece.
Jealous Guy worksheet Lyric video

Number Ones, 13th May:

UK Doris Day-Secret Love
US Perry Como-Wanted

UK The Searchers-Don’t Throw Your Love Away
US Louis Armstrong-Hello Dolly

UK ABBA-Waterloo Worksheet Speak Up video

US Grand Funk-The Loco-Motion

UK Duran Duran-The Reflex
US Lionel Richie-Hello

UK Tony di Bart – The Real Thing
US Ace Of Base-The Sign

UK Eamon-Fuck It
US Usher-Yeah

UK Calvin Harris-Summer Worksheet
US Pharrell Williams-Happy Worksheet Speak Up video

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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