Weekly update: 4th – 10th July 2022

This week:

Independence Day in the U.S.A.
American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley
America – West Side Story
American Idiot – Green Day
Speak Up video: Tu Vuò Fà L’Americano

1954, Elvis Presley recorded ‘That’s All Right’, his first single, at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, the Blue Moon Boys.
Elvis listening activity

1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time when The Quarrymen played at the Woolton Garden Fete. Band member Ivan Vaughan introduced his Liverpool Institute classmate to the others and Paul showed John how to tune a guitar.
The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Worksheet

2009, 17,500 fans attended a memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center, L.A., twelve days after his death. Broadcast live around the world, it was the most streamed event in history.
Heal The World Worksheet Lyric video

1954, Dewey Phillips played ‘That’s All Right’ 15 times on his WHBQ radio show. Elvis Presley was at the cinema, but his parents were listening and picked him up to take him to the station where he was interviewed on air.
Lyric Video
All Shook Up Worksheet

1997, David Bowie filmed the video for ‘Seven Years In Tibet’ in Italy on a day off from the Earthling tour.
Lyric video

2007, Queen guitarist Brian May received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Exeter.
Another One Bites The Dust Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 4th July:

UK Mike Sarne- Come Outside (with Wendy Richard)
US Ray Charles-I Can’t Stop Loving You

UK Slade-Take Me Bak ‘Ome
US Neil Diamond-Song Sung Blue

UK Captain Sensible-Happy Talk
US Human League-Don’t You Want Me

UK Erasure-Abba-esque
US Sir Mix-A-Lot-Baby Got Back

UK Elvis Presley-A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
US Nelly-Hot In Herre

UK Maroon 5-Payphone (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
US Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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