Weekly update: 5th – 11th August 2024

This week:
1966, Revolver, The Beatles’ seventh album, was released in the UK, the same day as the double A-side single ‘Eleanor Rigby’/‘Yellow Submarine’. Both became UK Number Ones.
Yellow Submarine: Worksheet
Revolver: Full Album Lyric videos

6th & 9th
Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
The Unforgettable Fire – U2: Worksheet Lyric Video

1957, The pre-Beatles Quarrymen (without Paul, at a Scout summer camp) performed at Liverpool’s The Cavern, then a jazz club. The band played ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ before being sent a note from management saying “Cut out the bloody rock!”
Hound Dog: Worksheet Lyric Video

International Cat Day
The Cat Came Back – Fred Penner: Worksheet Lyric Video

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Worksheet: The Ka Mate Haka

1956, a Juvenile Court judge attended Elvis’ show in Jacksonville, FL, and ordered him to tone his movements down. Elvis responded by moving just one little finger in his next concert – fans still went crazy.
All Shook Up Worksheet Lyric video

1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into 26-room Georgian mansion Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, England, where they lived until their move to New York. They then sold the estate to Ringo Starr.
Imagine Worksheet Lyric video

Number Ones, 5th August:

UK David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra his Orchestra-Cara Mia
US Kitty Kallen-Little Things Mean A Lot

UK The Beatles-A Hard Day’s Night
US The Beatles-A Hard Day’s Night

UK George McCrae-Rock Your Baby
US John Denver-Annie’s Song

UK Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
US Prince-When Doves Cry

UK Wet Wet Wet-Love Is All Around
US All-4-One-I Swear

UK The Streets-Dry Your Eyes
US Usher-Confessions Part II

UK Cheryl Cole-Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
US Magic!-Rude

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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