Weekly update: 26th June – 2nd July 2023

This week:

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

The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
Worksheet: This Is War – 30 Seconds To Mars

1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Any Way You Want Me’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ with the Blue Moon Boys and The Jordanaires in a seven-hour session at RCA’s New York studios.
Hound Dog Worksheet Lyric video

Number Ones, 26th June:

UK Gerry & The Pacemakers-I Like It
US Kyu Sakamoto-Sukiyaki

UK 10cc-Rubber Bullets
US Paul McCartney-My Love

UK The Police-Every Breath You Take Worksheet
US Irene Cara-Flashdance (What A Feeling)

UK Gabrielle-Dreams
US Janet Jackson-That’s The Way Love Goes

UK Evanescence-Bring Me To Life
US 50 Cent-21 Questions (ft. Nate Dogg)

UK Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
US Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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