Weekly update: 4th – 10th March 2024

This week:
1966, The Evening Standard published an interview with John Lennon where he declared “we’re more popular than Jesus”.
An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

World Book Day (UK & Ireland – rest of world 23rd April)
Book Quiz
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

1970, ‘Let It Be’, The Beatles’ final UK single, was released, reaching Number 2. Issued in the US five days later it became the then-highest ever debut in the US Billboard Hot 100, at No. 6, reaching No. 1 for two weeks.
Lyric Video

1985, the supergroup USA for Africa charity single ‘We Are The World’ was released. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones, it raised over $75 million to fight poverty in Africa and won four Grammy Awards.
Lyric Video

International Woman’s Day
Woman – John Lennon: WorksheetLyric Video
Just Because I’m A Woman – Dolly Parton: WorksheetLyric Video

1997, David Bowie held a ‘50th Birthday Bash’ in Madison Square Garden, New York, performing with guests including Lou Reed, Robert Smith and Billy Corgan.
“Heroes”: Worksheet Lyric Video Speak Up video

2007, Michael Jackson visited 3,000 US troops and their families at Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan.
You Are Not Alone: WorksheetLyric Video

Number Ones, 4th March:

UK Eddie Calvert-Oh, Mein Papa
US Doris Day-Secret Love

UK Cilla Black-Anyone Who Had A Heart
US The Beatles-I Want To Hold Your Hand

UK Suzi Quatro-Devil Gate Drive
US Terry Jacks-Seasons In The Sun

UK Nena-99 Red Balloons
US Van Halen-Jump

UK Mariah Carey-Without You
US Celine Dion-The Power Of Love

UK Busted-Who’s David
US Usher-Yeah

UK Sam Smith-Money On My Mind
US Katy Perry-Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

2024< br /> UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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