Weekly update: 16th – 22nd August 2021

This week:

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

Anniversary of the release of the film Dirty Dancing (1987)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Worksheet Lyric Video

1980, Queen’s single ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ was released in the UK.
Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 16th August:

UK Helen Shapiro-You Don’t Know
US Bobby Lewis-Tossin’ And Turnin’

UK T.Rex-Get It On
US The Bee Gees-How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

UK Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door
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 Atomic Kitten-Eternal FlameWorksheet
US Destiny’s Child-Bootylicious

UK Cher Lloyd-Swagger Jagger
US LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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