Weekly update: 2nd – 8th September 2024

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

3rd
1968, Eric Clapton joined The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios to record his lead guitar part on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.
Karaoke Video

4th
Anniversary of the surrender of Apache chief Geronimo U.S. government troops (1886)
Geronimo – Sheppard: Worksheet Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

5th
International Day of Charity
Worksheets:
Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 19842014


6th
1966, in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the film How I Won The War John Lennon had a haircut and wore his iconic granny glasses for the first time.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Happy Xmas (War Is Over): Worksheet – Lyric Video

7th
1977, David Bowie recorded his appearance on ITV’s Marc Bolan Show, broadcast on 28th September, where he sang “Heroes” and jammed with his old friend in what was to be Marc’s last performance before his fatal car crash nine days later.
“Heroes”: Worksheet
T.Rex-Debora Lyric Video

8th
1987, ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ , a duet with Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, entered the Billboard Hot 100. Michael wanted Whitney Houston to sing it, but her record company refused. The song became the first of 5 consecutive Number 1s from the Bad album.
Lyric Video

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All: Worksheet

Number Ones, 2nd September:

1954
UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US The Crew Cuts-Sh-Boom

1964
UK The Honeycombs-Have I the Right?
US The Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go?

1974
UK The Osmonds-Love Me For A Reason
US (You’re) Having My Baby-Paul Anka (feat. Odia Coates)

1984
UK George Michael-Careless Whisper Worksheet
US Tina Turner-What’s Love Got To Do With It

1994
UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US Boyz II Men-I’ll Make Love To You

2004
UK Natasha Bedingfield-These Words
US Terror Squad-Lean Back

2014
UK David Guetta-Lovers On The Sun (feat. Sam Martin)
US Magic!-Rude

2024
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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