Weekly update: 28th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021

This week:

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

1969, the Beatles’ Get Back/Let It Be sessions began with rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios with a film crew recording in preparation for a planned live television show.
I’ve Got A Feeling: WorksheetLyric Video

1959, Elvis Presley’s father Vernon crashed his son’s BMW in Germany, leading to local newspapers reporting Elvis’ death.
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

Number Ones, 28th December:

UK Elvis Presley-It’s Now Or Never
US Elvis Presley-Are You Lonesome TonightWorksheet

UK Dave Edmunds-I Hear You Knocking
US George Harrison-My Sweet LordWorksheet

UK St. Winifred’s School Choir-There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
US John Lennon-(Just Like) Starting Over

UK Vanilla Ice-Ice Ice Baby
US Stevie B-Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

UK Bob The Builder-Can We Fix It
US Destiny’s Child-Independent Women

UK Matt Cardle-When We Collide
US Katy Perry-Firework – Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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