Weekly update: 1st – 7th August 2022

This week:

1997, Michael Jackson performed the HIStory concert at Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportspark Stadium, Berlin. There were nine shows in Germany, more than in any other country.
HIStory Lyric Videos

1973, David Bowie arrived in Rome on an overnight train from Paris for a five-day break with wife Angie and son Zowie.
Calvin Harris – Summer: WorksheetLyric Video

International Beer Day
The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) – Tom Waits: Worksheet Lyric Video

Playday (UK)
Worksheet: Kentucky Avenue – Tom Waits

1966, Revolver, The Beatles’ seventh album, was released in the UK, the same day as the double A-side single ‘Eleanor Rigby’/‘Yellow Submarine’. Both became UK Number Ones.
Yellow Submarine: Worksheet
Revolver: Full Album Lyric videos

6th & 9th
Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
The Unforgettable Fire – U2: Worksheet Lyric Video

1957, The pre-Beatles Quarrymen (without Paul, at a Scout summer camp) performed at Liverpool’s The Cavern, then a jazz club. The band played ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ before being sent a note from management saying “Cut out the bloody rock!”
Hound Dog: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 1st August:

UK Frank Ifield-I Remember You
US Bobby Vinton-Roses Are Red (My Love)

UK Donny Osmond-Puppy Love
US Gilbert O’Sullivan-Alone Again (Naturally)

UK Irene Cara-Fame Worksheet
US Survivor-Eye Of The Tiger

UK Jimmy Nail-Ain’t No Doubt
US Sir Mix-A-Lot-Baby Got Back

UK Gareth Gates-Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)
US Nelly-Hot In Herre

UK Florence + The Machine-Spectrum (Say My Name)(Calvin Harris Remix)
US Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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