Weekly update: 21st – 27th December 2020

This week:
1970, Elvis Presley went to the White House with a letter for President Richard Nixon explaining he wanted to help fight illegal drug use. A meeting in the Oval Office ensued where Elvis was given a badge and named ‘Federal Agent at Large’.
Always On My Mind: WorksheetLyric Video

1966, at John Lennon’s suggestion, at Abbey Road producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick spliced together two takes, one lighter and one more intense, to create the final version of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
Lyric Video

1971, The Jackson 5, dressed as Santas, distributed gifts to needy children at a Christmas party at the Pacific Town Club, L.A. The next day they performed a charity concert at the Los Angeles Foundation for the Junior Blind.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town: Lyric Video

1972, David Bowie played the second of two Ziggy Stardust homecoming shows at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
Five Years: WorksheetLyric Video

Christmas Day
Christmas Worksheets
Christmas Karaoke

1967, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world premiere on BBC 1, shown in black and white and watched by around 20 million baffled viewers.
Hello Goodbye: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1975, Queen had their first Number One album when ‘A Night At The Opera’ topped the charts 1 in the U.K., remaining there for 2 weeks.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Worksheet
A Night At the Opera: Lyric Videos

Number Ones, 21st December:

UK Elvis Presley-It’s Now Or Never
US Elvis Presley-Are You Lonesome TonightWorksheet

UK Dave Edmunds-I Hear You Knocking
US Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Tears Of A Clown

UK John Lennon-(Just Like) Starting Over
US Kenny Rogers-Lady

UK Vanilla Ice-Ice Ice Baby
US Stevie B-Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

UK Eminem-Stan
US Destiny’s Child-Independent Women

UK Black Eyed Peas-The Time (Dirty Bit)
US Katy Perry-Firework – Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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