Weekly update: 14th – 20th August 2023

This week:

1993, Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’, a remix version of his 1985 single.
Lyric Video

The Show Must Go On Worksheet

This week:

1999, Michael Jackson met the Dalai Lama at the Mark Hotel, New York.
Planet Earth – Michael Jackson: Worksheet Lyric Video

Anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (1977)
Four Elvis worksheets
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Speak Up video: Yes/No questions

Anniversary of the death of Aretha Franklin (2018)
Worksheet: I Say A Little Prayer

1977, over 30,000 fans, many suffering heatstroke, with 300 National Guard troops working on crowd control, lined Elvis Presley Boulevard to pay their respects to The King of Rock and Roll, whose body was laid out for public viewing in Graceland.
Always On My Mind: Worksheet Lyric Video

1985, David Bowie recorded vocals for ‘Absolute Beginners’ at London’s Westside Studios, and was recorded jokingly impersonating Bruce Springsteen, Marc Bolan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Anthony Newley, Iggy Pop and Neil Young.
Absolute Beginners Lyric Video
Fashion Worksheet

World Humanitarian Day
They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) – Sting / Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2
Zombie – The Cranberries
War Child – The Cranberries
Minds Locked Shut – Christy Moore

1983, James Brown invited Michael Jackson, and then Prince, to perform onstage with him at the Beverly Theater, Hollywood.
Prince – Purple Rain Lyric Video

Number Ones, 14th August:

UK The Searchers-Sweets For My Sweet
US Little Stevie Wonder-Fingertips

UK Gary Glitter-I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)
US Maureen McGovern-The Morning After

UK KC and The Sunshine Band-Give It Up
US The Police-Every Breath You Take Worksheet

UK Freddie Mercury-Living On My Own
US UB40-(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

UK Blu Cantrell & Sean Paul-Breathe
US Beyoncé-Crazy In Love

UK Avicii – Wake Me Up Worksheet
US Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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