Weekly update: 26th October – 1st November 2020

This week:

26th
1965, The Beatles were awarded MBEs by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, arriving in John Lennon’s Rolls Royce to find a crowd of 4,000 fans outside the palace. Lennon returned his in 1969 to protest against the Vietnam war.
The Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History Worksheet

27th
The anniversary of the death of Lou Reed (2013)
Walk On The Wild Side: Worksheet Lyric Video

28th
2000, Michael Jackson attended the Carousel Of Hope charity event with Elizabeth Taylor, at Beverly Hills’ Hilton Hotel, where a plate he had painted was auctioned.
Heal The World: Worksheet Lyric Video

29th
1974, David Live, Bowie’s first live album, recorded in July at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia during the Diamond Dogs tour, was released.
Five Years: Worksheet Lyric Video

30th
1974, Queen played the 1st show of the 19-date U.K. Sheer Heart Attack tour.
We Will Rock You: Worksheet Lyric Video

31st
Hallowe’en
Worksheets:
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Skeleton Song – Kate Nash
Lullaby – The Cure
Speak Up video: Thriller

1st
1969, ‘Suspicious Minds’ became Elvis Presley’s eighteenth and final Number One single, his first since 1962’s ‘Good Luck Charm’, remaining at the top for one week.
Lyric Videos Suspicious Minds Good Luck Charm

Number Ones, 26th October:
1960
UK Roy Orbison-Only The Lonely
US Brenda Lee-I Want To Be Wanted

1970
UK Freda Payne-Band Of Gold
US The Jackson 5-I’ll Be There

1980
UK Barbra Streisand-Woman In Love
US Barbra Streisand-Woman In Love

1990
UK Maria McKee-Show Me Heaven
US James Ingram-I Don’t Have The Heart

2000
UK U2-Beautiful Day
US Christina Aguilera-Come On Over (All I Want is You)

2010
UK Cee Lo Green-Forget You
US Bruno Mars-Just The Way You Are (Amazing)

2020
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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