Weekly update: 17th – 23rd October 2022

This week:

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

2010, Yoko Ono unveiled a plaque at London’s 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone, the first home she and John Lennon shared, for five months in 1968. Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix had also lived at the basement and ground-floor flat.
Michael Bublé-Home: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 17th October:

UK The Tornados – Telstar
US The Four Seasons-Sherry

UK Lieutenant Pigeon-Mouldy Old Dough
US Michael Jackson-Ben

UK Musical Youth-Pass the Dutchie
US John Cougar Mellencamp-Jack & Diane

UK Tasmin Archer-Sleeping Satellite
US Boyz II Men-End Of The Road

UK Will Young, Gareth Gates – The Long And Winding Road
US Kelly Clarkson-A Moment Like This

UK Rihanna-Diamonds Worksheet
US Maroon 5-One More Night

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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