Weekly update: 30th January – 5th February 2023

This week:

Anniversary of Bloody Sunday (1972)
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2Lyric Video
Minds Locked Shut – Christy Moore

1976, After 9 weeks Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was replaced at No.1 in the UK charts by ABBA’s ‘Mamma Mia’.
Bohemian Rhapsody: WorksheetLyric Video Speak Up Video
Mamma Mia: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1964, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ became The Beatles’ first Number One in America. The band received the news by telegram at the Hotel George V after their Paris show and celebrated until 5am.
Lyric VideoThe Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

1969, David Bowie recorded a demo of ‘Space Oddity’ at Morgan Studios, London.
WorksheetLyric Video

1984, Queen performed at the San Remo Music Festival, Italy’s most watched TV programme.
Radio Ga GaWorksheetLyric Video

1997, Michael Jackson appeared in court in Rome to testify that ‘Will You Be There’ was not copied from Italian singer Albano Carrisi’s ‘I Cigni di Balaka’ . The eventual ruling in November was that both songs were inspired by The Ink Spots’ 1939 song ‘Bless You For Being An Angel’.
Michael Jackson – Heal The World: WorksheetLyric Video

1975, with Elvis Presley still in Memphis Baptist Hospital, his father Vernon suffered a heart attack at home and was given a room beside his son’s .
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

Number Ones, 30th January:

UK The Shadows – Dance On
US The Rooftop Singers-Walk Right In

UK Sweet-Blockbuster
US Stevie Wonder-Superstition

UK Men At Work-Down Under
US Men At Work-Down Under

UK Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You
US Whitney Houston-I Will Always Love You

UK David Sneddon-Stop Living The Lie
US Eminem-Lose Yourself

UK will.i.am-Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
US Bruno Mars-Locked Out Of Heaven

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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