Weekly update: 16th – 22nd October 2023

This week:

1954, after driving all night following a concert in Memphis, Elvis performed on the country music Louisiana Hayride radio show. By popular request, he was then booked to appear every week for a year.
All Shook Up: Worksheet Lyric Video

1974, John Lennon was filmed by the BBC walking around New York for an unreleased video for ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’. The footage was finally used for the 2003 video for ‘Mind Games.’
Working Class Hero: Worksheet Lyric Video

1957, Paul McCartney joined John Lennon’s band The Quarrymen as lead guitarist appearing onstage for the first time at the New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool.
The Quarrymen (The Beatles)-In Spite Of All The Danger Lyric Video
With A Little Help From My Friends Worksheet

2001, recording of Michael Jackson’s ‘What More Can I Give’ was completed, featuring Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shakira and others, and inspired by the 9/11 attacks.
Lyric Video

2001, David Bowie opened the Concert for New York City 9/11 benefit show at Madison Square Garden with a minimalist cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘America’ sitting cross-legged and playing a basic electric keyboard.
Lyric Video

“Heroes” Worksheet

2003, Nelson Mandela launched the 46664 campaign to fight AIDS in Africa with the song ‘Amandla’ performed by Queen with Anastacia.
Nelson Mandela – 46664 (That’s My Number) Worksheet

1968, Elvis Presley began filming The Trouble With Girls, his 30th film, and worked on the soundtrack for Charro!, his 29th.
Always On My Mind: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 16th October:

UK Guy Mitchell-Look At That Girl
US Stan Freberg – St. George & The Dragonet

UK Brian Poole & The Tremeloes-Do You Love Me?
US Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – Sugar Shack

UK Simon Park Orchestra-Eye Level
US Cher-Half-Breed

UK Culture Club-Karma Chameleon Worksheet
US Bonnie Tyler-Total Eclipse Of The Heart

UK Take That-Relight My Fire (feat. Lulu)
US Mariah Carey-Dreamlover

UK The Black Eyed Peas-Where Is The Love?
US Beyoncé-Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)

UK OneRepublic-Counting Stars
US Lorde-Royals Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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