Weekly update: 3rd – 9th February 2025

This week:

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

Global School Play Day

Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
Worksheet: The Ka Mate Haka

2001, Freddie Mercury’s leather jacket from the ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ video was sold at an auction in London for £950.
Lyric Video

2006, on vacation in Italy, Michael Jackson and his children travelled from Sorrento to Rome.
Madonna – Holiday: WorksheetLyric Video

1961, The Beatles played their first show at the Cavern Club , with Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best. They received £5 for this lunchtime show, and played at least 280 shows until 3rd August 1963.
The Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

Number Ones, 3rd February:
UK Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers-The Finger of Suspicion
US Joan Weber -Let Me Go Lover

UK The Moody Blues-Go Now
US Petula Clark-Downtown

UK Pilot-January
US Neil Sedaka-Laughter In The Rain

UK Foreigner-I Want To Know What Love Is
US Foreigner-I Want To Know What Love Is

UK Rednex-Cotton Eye Joe
US TLC-Creep

UK Ciara-Goodies (feat. Petey Pablo)
US Mario-Let Me Love You

UK Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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