Weekly update: 18th – 24th October 2021

This week:

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

1969, Paul McCartney gave an interview to the BBC from his farm in Scotland to deny the ‘Paul Is Dead’ rumours which claimed The Beatles had replaced him following his death in a car crash.
Paperback Writer: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 18th October:

UK The Highwaymen-Michael
US Ray Charles-Hit The Road Jack

UK Rod Stewart-Maggie May

US Rod Stewart-Maggie May

UK Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin-It’s My Party
US Christopher Cross-Authur’s Theme

UK Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
US Mariah Carey-Emotions

UK Kylie Minogue-Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
US Alicia Keys-Fallin’

UK Rihanna-We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
US Adele-Someone Like You Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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