Weekly update: 14th – 20th September 2020

This week:

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

1969, during a band meeting at Apple on Savile Row, John Lennon told Paul and Ringo he was leaving The Beatles. Manager Allen Klein persuaded him to keep it a secret for the moment.
Hello Goodbye: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 14th September:
UK The Shadows-Apache
US Elvis Presley-It’s Now Or Never

UK Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Tears Of A Clown
US Edwin Starr-War

UK Kelly Marie-It Feels Like I’m In Love
US Diana Ross-Upside Down

UK Bombalurina-Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
US Jon Bon Jovi-Blaze Of Glory

UK A1-Take On Me
US Janet Jackson-Doesn’t Really Matter

UK Olly Murs-Please Don’t Let Me Go
US Eminem-Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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