Weekly update: 26th December 2022 – 1st January 2023

This week:

1967, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world premiere on BBC 1, shown in black and white and watched by around 20 million baffled viewers.
Hello Goodbye: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1975, Queen had their first Number One album when ‘A Night At The Opera’ topped the charts 1 in the U.K., remaining there for 2 weeks.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Worksheet
A Night At the Opera: Lyric Videos

1967, David Bowie made his theatrical debut in Lindsay Kemp’s mime Pierrot in Turquoise, performing five songs in the role of Cloud, at Oxford New Theatre.
Space Oddity: WorksheetLyric Video

1966, returning to Abbey Road after a week’s break, The Beatles began working on an untitled track which would become ‘Penny Lane’.
Penny Lane: WorksheetLyric Video

2006, Michael Jackson made a short speech at the funeral of James Brown in Augusta, Georgia.
You Are Not Alone: WorksheetLyric Video

New Year’s Eve
Celebration – Kool & The Gang: Worksheet – Lyric Video

Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)
Monster Mash: WorksheetLyric Video
The Monster – Eminem: Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

Number Ones, 26th December:

UK Elvis Presley-Return To Sender
US The Tornados – Telstar

UK Jimmy Osmond-Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
US Billy Paul-Me And Mrs. Jones

UK Renée And Renato-Save Your Love
US Hall & Oates-Maneater

UK Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You
US Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You

UK Blue-Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (with Elton John)
US Eminem-Lose Yourself

UK James Arthur-Impossible
US Bruno Mars-Locked Out Of Heaven

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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