Weekly update: 22nd – 28th July 2024

This week:
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

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

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

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

1967, The Beatles chartered a yacht to visit the Greek island they hoped to buy.
Here Comes The Sun WorksheetLyric Video

1986, Queen played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, becoming the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Eastern Europe. The concert was released on CD and DVD in 2012.
We Will Rock You Worksheet Lyric Video

1968, war photographer Don McCullin shot The Beatles in seven different London locations on what became known as The Mad Day Out.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-DaWorksheet Lyric video

Number Ones, 22nd July:

UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US Kitty Kallen-Little Things Mean A Lot

UK The Rolling Stones-It’s All Over Now
US The Four Seasons-Rag Doll

UK Charles Aznavour-She
US George McCrae-Rock Your Baby

UK Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
US Prince-When Doves Cry

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

UK Usher-Burn
US Usher-Burn

UK will.i.am-It’s My Birthday (feat. Cody Wise)
US Iggy Azalea-Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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