Weekly update: 13th – 19th September 2021

This week:

Positive Thinking Day
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Have A Nice Day – Bon Jovi
Firework – Katy Perry

1971, David Bowie met Andy Warhol at The Factory, his studio in New York. He played him a recording of ‘Andy Warhol’ which the artist hated, then performed a mime for a 15-minute screen test.
Lyric Video

1972, Some Time In New York City, John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s double, part-live, album with the Plastic Ono Band, Elephant’s Memory and Invisible Strings, was released in the UK, over three months after the USA.
John Lennon-Sunday Bloody Sunday: Lyric Video

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
I Need To Wake Up – Melissa Etheridge: Worksheet Lyric Video

1955, following repeated disagreements between Bob Neal and Colonel Tom Parker, the latter took full control of Elvis Presley’s business affairs.
Are You Lonesome Tonight?: Worksheet Karaoke Video

1976, Queen performed to over 160,000 fans at a free concert in Hyde Park, London.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Worksheet Lyric Video

1991, The Simpsons’ episode ‘Stark Raving Dad’, featuring Michael Jackson’s voice and his song ‘Happy Birthday Lisa’, was broadcast on Fox.
Michael Jackson-Happy Birthday Lisa Lyric Video (1977)
Hold My Hand: Worksheet

Number Ones, 13th September:

UK John Leyton-Johnny, Remember Me
US The Highwaymen-Michael

UK Diana Ross-I’m Still Waiting
US Donny Osmond-Go Away Little Girl

UK Soft Cell-Tainted Love
US Diana Ross-Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)

UK Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
US Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

UK Blue-Too Close
US Jennifer Lopez-I’m Real

UK Example-Stay Awake
US Maroon 5-Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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