Weekly update: 26th April – 2nd May 2021

This week:

1993, Michael Jackson made surprise visits to the Watts Health Foundation and two schools in Los Angeles South Central as part of his ‘Heal L.A.’ tour.
Heal The World: WorksheetLyric Video

1972, John Lennon declared publicly that deportation proceedings against him were politically motivated. New York Mayor John Lindsey wrote to US Immigration appealing for the decision to be reversed.
Working Class Hero: WorksheetLyric Video

1956, Col. Parker organised a matinée show for teenagers during Elvis Preley’s residency at the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, with tickets costing $1 and including a free drink.
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

International Dance Day
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Come Dancing – The Kinks
Y.M.C.A. – Village People
Calico – Wheels Fargo and the Nightingale
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
The Ka Mate Haka
Speak Up videos:
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Y.M.C.A. – Village People: version 1version 2
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
The Great Song of Indifference – Bob Geldof
If I Catch You – Michael Telò
Waka Waka – Shakira

International Jazz Day
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: WorksheetLyric Video

Labour Day/ International Workers’ Day
Sixteen Tons: Worksheet – – Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

The anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci (1519)
Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole: WorksheetLyric Video

Number Ones, 26th April:

UK Elvis Presley-Wooden Heart
US Del Shannon-Runaway

UK T.Rex-Hot Love
US Three Dog Night-Joy To The World

UK Bucks Fizz-Making Your Mind Up
US Hall & Oates-Kiss On My List

UK Chesney Hawkes-The One And Only
US Wilson Phillips-You’re In Love

UK Emma Bunton-What Took You So Long?
US Janet Jackson-All For You

UK LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
US Katy Perry-E.T. (feat. Kanye West)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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