Weekly update: 28th August – 3rd September 2023

This week:

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

2nd – 5th
Anniversary of the Great Fire of London (1666)
London Calling – The Clash
LDN – Lily Allen
Tune Into London

1968, Eric Clapton joined The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios to record his lead guitar part on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.
Karaoke Video

Number Ones, 28th August:

UK Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas-Bad To Me
US Little Stevie Wonder-Fingertips

UK Donny Osmond-Young Love
US Stories-Brother Louie

UK KC and The Sunshine Band-Give It Up
US The Police-Every Breath You Take Worksheet

UK Culture Beat-Mr. Vain
US UB40-(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

UK Blu Cantrell & Sean Paul-Breathe
US Beyoncé-Crazy In Love

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

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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