Weekly update: 26th August – 1st September 2024

This week:
1965, Davie Jones & The Lower Third, with a young David Bowie on vocals and saxophone, performed at the 100 Club, London, broadcast live by Radio Caroline.
Fashion: Lyric Video

1965, The Beatles visited Elvis Presly at his home on Perugia Way, Bel Air, LA. The conversation was stilted, but days later John asked The King’s friend Jerry Schilling to tell him “Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles”.
All Together Now: Worksheet – Lyric Video

1971, in the dressing room of the Hotel Hilton, Las Vegas, Elvis Presley was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, at 36 the youngest living artist to receive this. It was his second Grammy.
All Shook Up Worksheet Lyric Video

International Day Against Nuclear Tests
The Unforgettable Fire – U2: Worksheet Lyric Video

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Worksheet: They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) – Sting / Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2

Lyric Videos: They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) – Sting / Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2

Anniversary of the Italian release of the film Grease (1978)
Worksheets: Summer NightsGrease

Speak Up video
Lyric Videos for The Original Soundtrack

1987, Bad, Michael Jackson’s seventh solo album, was released. The 18-minute video for the title track , directed by Martin Scorsese, also premiered on CBS TV.
Full album: Lyric Videos

2016, Queen guitarist Brian May unveiled a Heritage Blue plaque at Freddie Mercury’s former home in Feltham, West London.
Queen – Let Me Live: Worksheet – Lyric Video

Number Ones, 26th August:

UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US The Crew Cuts-Sh-Boom

UK Manfred Mann-Doo Wah Diddy
US The Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go?

UK Three Degrees-When Will I See You Again
US (You’re) Having My Baby-Paul Anka (feat. Odia Coates)

UK George Michael-Careless Whisper Worksheet
US Ray Parker Jr.-Ghostbusters

UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories-Stay (I Missed You)

UK 3 Of A Kind-Baby Cakes
US Terror Squad-Lean Back

UK Nico & Vinz-Am I Wrong
US Magic!-Rude

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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