Weekly update: 4th – 10th January 2021

This week:

Pop Music Chart Day
Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up

1992, Reverend Jesse Jackson presented Michael Jackson with a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, in Washington, DC. Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali and Spike Lee were guests at the ceremony.
Thriller: WorksheetLyric Video – Speak Up Video

1967, Paul McCartney’s soundtrack to the film The Family Way, the first solo Beatle album, was released. It did not chart but won an Ivor Novello Award.
The Beatles – She’s Leaving Home: WorksheetLyric Video

2016, Queen’s guitarist Brian May unveiled a plaque in Cirencester in memory of drummer Cozy Powell.
Queen – We Will Rock You: WorksheetLyric Video – Speak Up Video

1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born at 4:35am at home in Tupelo, Mississippi, to parents Gladys and Vernon, half an hour after still-born twin Jessie Garon. In 1946 Elvis got his first guitar instead of the bicycle he wanted.
Four Elvis worksheets

1964, with The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ climbing the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first US Number One on 1st February, John Lennon declared it was due to “mere sympathy for British people” and that he hadn’t expected it to be a hit in America.
Lyric Video
The Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History: Project

Anniversary of the death of David Bowie (2016)
Four Bowie worksheets
Speak Up video: ”Heroes”

Number Ones, 4th January:
UK Cliff Richard & The Shadows-I Love You
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 Cliff Richard-Saviour’s Day
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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