Weekly update: 1st – 7th July 2024

This week:

The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
Worksheet: This Is War – 30 Seconds To Mars

1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Any Way You Want Me’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ with the Blue Moon Boys and The Jordanaires in a seven-hour session at RCA’s New York studios.
Hound Dog Worksheet Lyric video

1975, Queen opened their own studio, Mountain Studios, in Montreux, Switzerland.
Bohemian Rhapsody Worksheet Karaoke Video

Independence Day in the U.S.A.
American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley
America – West Side Story
American Idiot – Green Day
Speak Up video: Tu Vuò Fà L’Americano

1954, Elvis Presley recorded ‘That’s All Right’, his first single, at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, the Blue Moon Boys.
Elvis listening activity

1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time when The Quarrymen played at the Woolton Garden Fete. Band member Ivan Vaughan introduced his Liverpool Institute classmate to the others and Paul showed John how to tune a guitar.
The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Worksheet

2009, 17,500 fans attended a memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center, L.A., twelve days after his death. Broadcast live around the world, it was the most streamed event in history.
Heal The World Worksheet Lyric video

Number Ones, 1st July:

UK Doris Day-Secret Love
US Kitty Kallen-Little Things Mean A Lot

UK Roy Orbison-It’s Over
US Peter and Gordon-A World Without Love

UK Charles Aznavour-She
US Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown

UK Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
US Duran Duran-The Reflex

UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US All-4-One-I Swear

UK Britney Spears-Everytime
US Usher-Burn

UK Ella Henderson-Ghost
US Iggy Azalea-Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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