Weekly update: 24th – 30th June 2024

This week:

1977, returning to his hotel after his concert in Madison, WI, Elvis Presley saw a fight between two men and a gas station attendant. He got out of his limo striking a karate pose, but they recognised him and forgot the fight, taking photographs instead.
All Shook Up Worksheet
If You’re Looking For Trouble

Anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson (2009)
Six Michael Jackson and one Jackson 5 worksheet
Speak Up videos: ThrillerBeat ItABCBlame It On The Boogie

1977, Elvis Presley played his final concert to 18,000 people in Indianapolis.
Are You Lonesome Tonight?: Worksheet Karaoke Video

1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney finished writing ‘She Loves You’ at Paul’s home. His father said it was very nice but suggested they change the words to ‘yes, yes, yes’. They recorded the song four days later.
She Loves You Lyric Video The Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

1983, David Bowie performed to 47,444 fans at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on the Serious Moonlight tour, then the biggest concert ever in Scotland.
Let’s Dance Lyric video
”Heroes” Worksheet

2002, as part of his role as Artistic Director of the Meltdown Festival at London’s Royal Festival Hall, David Bowie performed his 1977 Low album in its entirety.
“Heroes” Worksheet Lyric Video

1964, ‘Love Me Do’ became The Beatles’ fourth US Number One, remaining at the top for one week.
An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History Love Me Do Lyric video

Number Ones, 24th June:

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

UK Cilla Black-You’re My World
US The Dixie Cups-Chapel of Love

UK Gary Glitter-Always Yours
US Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods-Billy, Don’t Be A Hero

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 Mario Winans-I Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Enya & P.Diddy)
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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