Weekly update: 14th – 20th April 2025

This week:
1989, Whitney Houston presented Michael Jackson with a Special Achievement Award at Neverland Ranch, in a live video link to the first World Music Awards show in Monaco.
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All: Worksheet Lyric Video

Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (1912)
My Heart Will Go On – Céline Dion: Worksheet Lyric Video

1973, John Lennon was interviewed at the Beverly Hills Hotel by friend Elliot Mintz, a journalist who the previous year had lost his radio job for playing Some Time In New York City in its entirety. Lennon claimed he and Yoko did not have marital problems.
Imagine: Worksheet Lyric Video

1960, Elvis Presley and girlfriend Anita Wood attended Easter Sunday Mass at Memphis’ First Assembly of God Church, but had to leave when their presence caused a disruption.
Take Me To Church – Hozier: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

2015, Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney. They then performed ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ together.
With A Little Help From My Friends: WorksheetLyric Video

1997, in Paris police closed surrounding roads when Michael unveiled a waxwork of himself at the Grévin Museum. Mime artist Marcel Marceau gave a surprise performance at the ceremony.
Thriller: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

Anniversary of the death of Avicii (2018)
Wake Me Up: WorksheetLyric VideoRoadshow Video
Waiting For Love: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

Number Ones, 14th April:
UK Tennessee Ernie Ford-Give Me Your Word
US Bill Hayes – The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

UK Unit 4 + 2 – Concrete and Clay
US Freddie and the Dreamers – I’m Telling You Now

UK Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
US Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom

UK U.S.A. for Africa-We Are The World
US U.S.A. for Africa-We Are The World
UK Take That-Back For Good
US Madonna – Take A Bow

UK Tony Christie-(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
US 50 Cent-Candy Shop

UK Jess Glynne-Hold My Hand
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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