Weekly update: 19th – 25th October 2020

This week:

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

2003, Michael Jackson was awarded the Key to the City of Las Vegas by the mayor at a ceremony at the Art Of Music Store.
You Are Not Alone Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 19th October:
UK Ricky Valance-Tell Laura I Love Her
US The Drifters-Save The Last Dance For Me

UK Freda Payne-Band Of Gold
US The Jackson 5-I’ll Be There

UK The Police-Don’t Stand So Close To Me
US Queen-Another One Bites The Dust

UK Maria McKee-Show Me Heaven
US George Michael-Praying For Time

UK All Saints-Black Coffee
US Christina Aguilera-Come On Over (All I Want is You)

UK Cee Lo Green-Forget You
US Bruno Mars-Just The Way You Are (Amazing)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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