International Migrants Day
Englishman In New York – Sting
The City of Chicago – Christy Moore
1974, Paul McCartney and George Harrison met at the Plaza Hotel in New York, to facilitate John Lennon who didn’t turn up, to sign documents to formally end The Beatles. Ringo Starr signed before in the UK and John signed at Disney World Florida ten days later.
Hello Goodbye: Worksheet – Lyric Video – Speak Up Video
1969, David Bowie recorded ‘Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola’ , with Italian lyrics by Mogol, to the music of ‘Space Oddity’. He was annoyed when he discovered it was not a translation of the song.
Space Oddity: Worksheet – Lyric Video
1970, Elvis Presley went to the White House with a letter for President Richard Nixon explaining he wanted to help fight illegal drug use. A meeting in the Oval Office ensued where Elvis was given a badge and named ‘Federal Agent at Large’.
Always On My Mind: Worksheet – Lyric Video
1966, at John Lennon’s suggestion, at Abbey Road producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick spliced together two takes, one lighter and one more intense, to create the final version of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
1971, The Jackson 5, dressed as Santas, distributed gifts to needy children at a Christmas party at the Pacific Town Club, L.A. The next day they performed a charity concert at the Los Angeles Foundation for the Junior Blind.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town: Lyric Video
Number Ones, 18th December:
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