Weekly update: 29th July – 4th August 2024

This week:
1963, a Monday, David Bowie spent the day at Nevin D Hirst Advertising in New Bond Street, London, in his short-lived career as a junior visualiser/paste up artist, his only 9-to-5 job. He later said he “loathed it”.
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 Worksheet Lyric video

International Day of Friendship
You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick & Friends
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Wannabe – The Spice Girls
Skeleton Song –Kate Nash

1969, Elvis Presley returned to live performance after nine years with a 29-day, 56-show sold-out residency at Las Vegas’ newly opened International Hotel.
Full concert

1997, Michael Jackson performed the HIStory concert at Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportspark Stadium, Berlin. There were nine shows in Germany, more than in any other country.
HIStory Lyric Videos

1973, David Bowie arrived in Rome on an overnight train from Paris for a five-day break with wife Angie and son Zowie.
Calvin Harris – Summer: WorksheetLyric Video

2007, Brian May, guitarist of Queen, handed in his astronomy PhD thesis, ‘A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud’, to Imperial College, London, 36 years after abandoning it to join the band.
Take That – Patience: WorksheetLyric Video
1965, Bob Dylan recorded ‘Desolation Row’ in New York, in the final of six sessions for the album Highway 61 Revisited.
Lyric Video

Number Ones, 29th July:

UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US Kitty Kallen-Little Things Mean A Lot

UK The Beatles-A Hard Day’s Night
US The Four Seasons-Rag Doll

UK George McCrae-Rock Your Baby
US John Denver-Annie’s Song

UK Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
US Prince-When Doves Cry

UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US All-4-One-I Swear

UK The Shapeshifters-Lola’s Theme
US Usher-Confessions Part II

UK Rixton-Me And My Broken Heart
US Magic!-Rude

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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