Weekly update: 19th – 25th July 2021

This week:

1986, 1998 and 1999, Michael Jackson was in Johannesburg, South Africa, for Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations.
Heal The World WorksheetLyric Video

Anniversary of the First Moon Landing (1969)
Space Oddity – David Bowie: Worksheet Lyric Video

2003, Michael Jackson released a statement saying he believed that downloading songs over the Internet should not be illegal.
Hold My Hand Worksheet Lyric video

1981, The Jacksons performed a benefit concert in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the 39-date Triumph tour, raising $100,000 for the Atlanta Children’s Foundation.
ABC Worksheet Lyric video

1982, the Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., proclaimed this an official Queen Day to celebrate that evening’s concert in the city.
We Are The Champions Worksheet Lyric video

1985, it was announced that Michael Jackson would star in Captain EO, a 3D science-fiction musical film written by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, to be shown exclusively at Disneyland and Disney World.
Thriller Worksheet Lyric video

1969, David Bowie performed a Maltese song with his English lyrics and ‘When I Live My Dream’ at Malta’s International Song Festival, winning second place. He also played an impromptu show for crew of the USS Saratoga at the port of Valletta.
When I Live My Dream Lyric Video

Number Ones, 19th July:

UK Del Shannon-Runaway
US Bobby Lewis-Tossin’ And Turnin’

UK Middle Of The Road-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
US Carole King-It’s Too Late

UK The Specials-Ghost Town
US Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes

UK Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
US Paula Abdul-Rush Rush

UK Roger Sanchez-Another Chance
US Usher-U Remind Me

UK DJ Fresh-Louder (feat. Sian Evans)
US LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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