Weekly update: 24th – 30th March 2025

This week:
2018, Aylesbury prepared for the next day’s unveiling of a statue of David Bowie, the first in the UK. A fan petitioned to change the name of the town where the first Ziggy Stardust show was performed in 1972 to Aylesbowie.
“Heroes”: Worksheet Lyric Video Speak Up video

1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first bed-in in room 902 of the Amsterdam Hilton, staying six days. They arrived from Paris the previous day after lunch with Salvador Dalí.
Imagine: Worksheet Lyric Video

Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness Day
Purple Rain – Prince: Worksheet Lyric Video

2012, Gary Kemp unveiled a plaque at 23 Headon Street, London, where The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars cover photo was taken by Brian Ward in 1972.
Tune Into London

1985, Michael Jackson unveiled a waxwork of himself at Madam Tussauds, London.
Thriller: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1974, David Bowie and Geoff MacCormack took the ferry to France, then sailed from Cannes to New York on 3rd April. Bowie would never live in Britain again, subsequently residing in Los Angeles, Berlin, Switzerland, Sydney, Mustique and New York.
Rod Stewart-Sailing: Lyric Video

1967, the photoshoot for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band took place in Chelsea, directed by Peter Blake. The Beatles returned to Abbey Road for a late-night recording session, from 11pm until 7.30am.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band: WorksheetFull Album Lyric Videos

Number Ones, 24th March:
UK Tennessee Ernie Ford-Give Me Your Word
US McGuire Sisters – Sincerely

UK The Rolling Stones-The Last Time
US The Beatles-Eight Days A Week

UK Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
US Frankie Valli – My Eyes Adored You

UK Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
US REO Speedwagon-Can’t Fight This Feeling

UK Take That – How Deep Is Your Love
US Madonna – Take A Bow

UK McFly – All About You
US 50 Cent-Candy Shop

UK Sam Smith-Lay Me Down (feat. John Legend)
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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