Weekly update: 19th – 25th July 2021

This week:

19th
1986, 1998 and 1999, Michael Jackson was in Johannesburg, South Africa, for Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations.
Heal The World WorksheetLyric Video

20th
Anniversary of the First Moon Landing (1969)
Space Oddity – David Bowie: Worksheet Lyric Video

21st
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

22nd
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

23rd
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

24th
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

25th
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:

1961
UK Del Shannon-Runaway
US Bobby Lewis-Tossin’ And Turnin’

1971
UK Middle Of The Road-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
US Carole King-It’s Too Late

1981
UK The Specials-Ghost Town
US Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes

1991
UK Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
US Paula Abdul-Rush Rush

2001
UK Roger Sanchez-Another Chance
US Usher-U Remind Me

2011
UK DJ Fresh-Louder (feat. Sian Evans)
US LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock)

2021
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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